Mr. de Vries said the European Parliament investigation had not uncovered rights abuses despite more than 50 hours of testimony by rights advocates and people who say they were abducted by C.I.A. agents. A similar investigation by the Council of Europe, the European human rights agency, came to the same conclusion in January — though the leader of that inquiry, Dick Marty, a Swiss senator, said then that there were enough “indications” to justify continuing the investigation.
Mr. Marty’s findings to date amount to little more than a compendium of press clippings.
The Beeb, however, gave nearly 20 minutes of broadcast time to Mr. Marty back in January, and is reporting on the firing of Mary McCarthy, who was appointed by Sandy “docs in socks” Berger in 1998 (link via but Wizbang!), but nothing on the EU Antiterror Chief’s conclusion of his investigation.