Thursday, December 08, 2005

Looks Like the Italians are Pissed

So, are the republicans going to try and paint the Italians like they do the French? Scotty put on his best avoidance manuevers to evade any kind of answer to the following question in today's "briefing:"
Q Italian prosecutors are seeking the extradition from the United States of 22 CIA agents in connection with the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Milan, who was then flown to Egypt where he was allegedly tortured. Have the President or Secretary Rice or Attorney General Gonzales discussed the kidnapping charges with the Italian government? And will the United States honor the extradition request?

MR. McCLELLAN: I imagine there have been discussions through the appropriate channels, and you might want to check with the Justice Department or the State Department on what discussions have occurred.

Q So will the --

MR. McCLELLAN: I think we've made our views very clear, and I'm not going to talk any further about them.

Go ahead.

I wonder what is going on here. Anyone know?

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