"The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of a German citizen, after finding he was an innocent victim of extraordinary rendition by the CIA. [...] El-Masri spent five months in secret CIA jails for suspected links to armed Islamist groups." [...] His ordeal ended when he was eventually dumped on a road in Albania after the US realised they had got the wrong man." [European court backs CIA rendition victim].
Can there be any doubt that the US activities outside US jurisdiction is the antithesis of a democracy?