Wish I could say I was surprised that the U.S. government wants to be able to continue to legally kidnap us...
UN divided over 'disappearances'
Arbour urged the US to sign the treaty [AP]
Fifty-seven countries signed a treaty on Tuesday banning forced disappearances but the US, Britain, Germany, Spain and Italy were notably absent among the signatories.
France introduced the convention, which bars governments from holding people in secret detention, at the UN General Assembly in November and it was adopted in December.
Philippe Douste-Blazy, the French foreign minister, told reporters after the signing at his ministry in Paris: "Our American friends were naturally invited to this ceremony, unfortunately, they weren't able to join us."
Forced disappearances. If that ain't democracy, I don't know what is.