The CIA will no longer conduct “extraordinary rendition,” according to CIA director nominee Leon Panetta. Panetta told a Senate panel that CIA “black sites” will no longer be used for torture.
“We will not because under the executive order, that kind of extraordinary rendition where we send someone for the purposes of torture or for actions by another country that violate our human values, that has been forbidden by the executive order,” he said.
Panetta said that he had no specific knowledge that the CIA had tortured prisoners at “black sites” during the Bush administration.
This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Feb. 5, 2009.