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Wednesday, August 28

Washington Post Behind the Peruvian Shootdown: "'Recognition by any of the Peruvian officials of Mr. Donaldson's flight profile and route alone would have precluded the precipitous rush to authorize use of lethal force," the committee's report states. 'Instead, the Peruvian host nation rider and his chain-of-command never questioned their initial presumption that Mr. Donaldson's plan was a narcotics trafficker.'" The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence is not very diplomatic -- it puts all the blame for the shootdown of the missionary plane last year on the Peruvian air force pilots. The report is online as a pdf file.

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