Masri torture case against Tenet dismissed

The Masri torture case against George Tenet was dismissed in court today.

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis agreed with government arguments that moving forward with the case of Khaled el-Masri would risk national security by exposing state secrets about CIA activities vital to the U.S. war on terrorism.

“While dismissal of the complaint deprives el-Masri of an American judicial forum for vindicating his claims …. el-Masri’s private interests must give way to the national interest in preserving state secrets,” Ellis wrote in a 17-page ruling