Yet another example of the UK government allowing another country to walk all over us. From the BBC:
David Miliband has admitted two US 'extraordinary rendition' flights landed on UK territory in 2002.
The foreign secretary said in both cases US planes refuelled on the UK dependent territory of Diego Garcia.
He said he was "very sorry" to have to say that previous denials made in "good faith" were now having to be corrected.
So, now the list of incidents that underline our utter willingness to kowtow to our allies includes:
- The arrest and detainment of an innocent man due to pressure by the US government
- Allowing an alleged war criminal to escape justice
- Removing criticism of Israel from Iraq dossier to protect relationship
- The British government conceding to pressure from Saudi Arabia over the BAE scandal
- And now, allowing the US government to use UK territory for their policy of rendition (despite initial denials).
Doesn't it make you feel proud to be British?