Secret Prisons

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OK, hit me. Tell me why it is wrong -- either illegal, or why it should be illegal -- for the U.S. to have secret prisons for high-profile, non-U.S.-citizen, terrorists, where extra information about those suspects could be a security risk.

Also, I realize they may violate the laws of the countries they are in, but that's a separate issue. Not an unimportant or unrelated issue, but separate.

I am not saying I necessarily approve of them, and I absolutely do not approve of them for U.S. citizens, or bona fide prisoners of war. But apart from simply saying "secrets are bad, mmmmkay?," or "our allies don't like it," or "Kofi Annan says it's illegal," is there a reason why this is actually wrong or illegal?

Convince me!

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