‘Rendition’. Rendition is a fictional drama, not a documentary. But it reflects known facts about rendition – a policy, sanctioned by the US president, which involves the systematic, willful violation of the United States and the bill of rightsand the rule of law; as well as being illegal under the international rules against kidnapping and torture.
The movie is a thriller about an innocent Egyptian-American family who fall victim to the US government’s criminal policy of ‘extraordinary rendition’ .the kidnapping of people suspected of terrorism, their detention without trial and theirtorture in secret overseas prisons, so-called ‘black sites’. It is the story of a great democracy bought low by evil men. Rendition may be a fictionalized cinematic account of US abuses, but it illuminates a fundamental truth: that the US government is involved in kidnapping and torture. Filmed in Los Angeles, Washington DC, Marrakech and Cape Town, the movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherspoon, Alan Arkin, Peter Sarsgaard and Meryl Streep.
Collusion with rendition is further evidence of Labour’s fawning subservience to one of the most reactionary US presidents in modern history. It’s time Britain reclaimed its independence from Washington and pursued its own foreign policy, based on respect for human rights and the rule of law.