Apparently, there's dissension at Wingnuttia on the Rideau:
The Conservative government seems to be changing its story on the status of Canada's access to Afghan detainees.
Really? Whatever could the difficulty be?
Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor announced Wednesday that a deal had been struck with Afghan intelligence to get access to prisoners to investigate allegations of torture.
OK, so a deal was recently finalized. That's a promising development. So what's the problem? Oh, wait ...
Today, Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day stunned the opposition by saying corrections officers have always had access to Afghan detainees after they have been transferred to Afghan officials.
Um ... so there's been a deal all along? That's a bit of a surprise. Let's let Captain Charisma sort this out, shall we?
Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed on Thursday during question period that officials had yet to draft the aforementioned agreement.
But he added that the government expects to "formalize" a deal soon.
Uh ... so there actually is no deal, recent or otherwise, but, by God, they're working on it, which is good since, as we all know, it's critically important that we get some kind of arrangement in place because ... because ... because why? Ah, let's let Mike explain it to us:
I have not in any way, shape or form outrage, concerned or regret about how these scum get treated. Get smacked around by their guards?? Don't bat any eye lash, getting tortured?? I say it's quite well deserved. As for summary execution, I am not bothered the slightest by this allegation, in fact I believe it's poetic justice. These scum plot in multiple ways to slaughter our troops with the most cowardly & awful ways known to man, & for them to meet this fate is fitting.
OK, then ... apparently, there's no rush on this since, if we wait long enough, problems like prisoners in Afghanistan have a tendency to, you know, solve themselves, if you catch my drift. And I think you do.
I'm sure Mike knows exactly what I mean.