There's no way this can end well:
Opposition attacks transfers of child prisoners
November 20, 2007
OTTAWA -- Canadian troops are under orders to turn over juvenile soldiers captured in Afghanistan to local authorities, despite reports of torture and allegations the former warden of the main prison in Kandahar had raped minors, the opposition said yesterday.
"These practices would be in violation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We transfer them in a prison system that has been at the centre of allegations of torture," deputy Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff said in the House of Commons. "How can the government justify the transfer of children and when will it end this practice?"
It strikes me that, of all the people the Libs might choose to take a principled stand against torture, Michael Ignatieff is a singularly bad choice. If you catch my drift.
If the Cons have the sense God gave a watermelon, they're sharpening their knives right about now, and it's not going to be pretty.