April 22, 2008 11:26 AM Subscribe
The CIA's Odd Man Out:
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CIA station chief Bob Lady coordinated the secret kidnapping of Islamic militant Abu Omar in Milan
and Omar's "extreme rendition" to Egypt where he was tortured. Italy indicted various CIA agents; Lady is on the run in Central America, abandoned by the agency. The twist: Lady opposed the mission all along. And Abu Omar will probably end up with Lady's home in the foothills of the Alps.
Lady's boss -- Jeff Castelli, then head of intelligence operations in Italy -- simply received a reprimand and is being groomed for promotion, despite the arrest warrant out for him in Europe. (See "Backchannel Chatter" at end of this article
More on Lady's situation
from the March, 2007 GQ; Omar's description of these events
from the Chicago Tribune.