It is somehow appropriate that Maher Arar was not able to personally attend a congressional hearing into his extraordinary rendition to Syria because "he is still on a U.S. government watch list."
Also, I know this will come as a big surprise, but Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is a hack:
"Yes, we should be ashamed" of what happened in the case, Rohrabacher said. "That is no excuse to end a program which has protected the lives of hundreds of thousands if not millions of American lives."
And your evidence that sending suspects to be "interrogated" in countries who are even more permissive of torture than the US has saved "millions of American lives" is...
Oh, of course -- classified on national security grounds. But trust us -- torture saves millions of lives. Really it does. Don't you watch 24?