Germany issues warrants for CIA operatives.

CIA operatives kidnapped a German citizen, tortured him, held him in a secret prison before releasing him months later because they had the wrong person. Now Germany has issued warrants for their arrest.

While some might be outraged by thugs kidnapping and torturing, the WaPo, as is too often their wont, tries to justify it.

But the prosecutions have strained U.S.-European relations and underscored deep differences over how to fight terrorism.

The operatives involved are stomach-turning thugs and WaPo is attempting to defend the indefensible.