It is remarkable how a bureaucracy can hit its default setting of being especially inefficient at a convenient time.
The US government is being accused of derailing a congressional hearing that would be the first to hear testimony from survivors of an alleged CIA drone strike by failing to grant the family’s lawyer a visa.
Shahzad Akbar, a legal fellow with the British human rights group Reprieve and the director of the Pakistan-based Foundation for Fundamental Rights, says the state department is preventing him from taking his clients to Capitol Hill next week. The hearing would mark the first time US lawmakers heard directly from drone strike survivors.
Well we cannot have that, we cannot have innocent victims testifying…because the United States is incapable of recognizing we have ever created innocent victims…other than poor oppressed multi-millionaires.