Soldier: Afghans beat Canadians' prisoner
OTTAWA–Canadian troops in Kandahar were so disturbed by the beating of a prisoner they had just transferred to the Afghan police force that they demanded to have the man returned to their care, a top soldier says in a sworn affidavit.
The testimony of Col. Steve Noonan, a former senior commander on the Afghan mission, casts doubt on the claims of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and senior ministers that they had no specific reports of abuse of prisoners in Afghanistan.
Noonan tells of at least one detainee who got a rough ride after being handed over to the Afghan National Police (ANP). And he says it's documented in the military's own reports.
Your homework assignment is, of course, to spin this to blame the Liberals. Bonus points will be given for clever use of the phrases "unhinged", "moonbat" or "left-wing CBC bias," as well as denigrating the source as the communist, Red "Star."
You may also compare your opponent to Neville Chamberlain or accuse them of being "Nazis," but preferably not at the same time.