Khalid El-Masri. Photo by Chip Somodevilla
Germany backs down
In case you've forgotten, El-Masri was held for five months, during which time he claims he was beaten and sodomized. All by mistake. Earlier this year, U.S. courts threw out his lawsuit seeking damages for his treatment because a public trial would "present a grave risk of injury to national security." The ACLU is appealing.
Congressional Democrats achieve something...
Now that is hard to believe, but apparently they indicated they couldn't stomach appointing a guy who approved of torture as the CIA's lawyer.