I watched the movie “Rendition” a few nights ago and began thinking about the situation in our nation today. The movie is about an Egyptian man who has lived in the United States for 20 years, moving here when he was 14. He is a college educated chemical engineer, married, with a young son and a pregnant wife. He has some relatives who have the same last name as a known terrorist so he is kidnapped by the CIA upon his return to the United States from South Africa. When questioned by the CIA counter terrorism branch he denies any knowledge of terrorists, past terrorist attacks, or plans for future attacks. As a result of his denial he is put on a plane and taken to a country in the Middle East (which I surmised to be Egypt) and is given to the nation’s secret police for questioning. He is subjected to beatings, water boarding, and electric shock torture. He finally gives up names of “co-conspirators” and is thrown back into a very small cell.