Uh oh ... apparently, the Stephen Harper Party of Canada is having trouble keeping its lies in order. First, there's this (emphasis added):
Forces kept Ottawa in the dark on halting detainee transfers
Military commanders acted alone in reversing controversial practice, Prime Minister's Office says
From Friday's Globe and Mail
January 25, 2008 at 1:30 AM EST
OTTAWA — The military did not tell the government that it suspended the transfer of prisoners taken by Canadian troops to Afghan authorities in November, the Prime Minister's Office says...
A spokeswoman for Mr. Harper said Thursday that the Canadian Forces acted alone...
When asked whether it was true that the military did not tell the government that the transfer of prisoners had been suspended, Ms. Buckler replied: “Yes. This is an operational matter and is the responsibility of the Canadian Forces. The military exercises discretion concerning the transfer policy and agreement.”
But, wait ... what's this? (again, emphasis added)
Detainee decision kept quiet over fears for troops
Mike Blanchfield, The Ottawa Citizen
Published: Friday, January 25, 2008
The government agonized for weeks over whether to tell Canadians that it had halted the transfer of Afghan detainees because it feared the Taliban might somehow use that against the military, the Federal Court was told yesterday.
Oh, dear. They didn't know. Whoops, yes, they did. Dontcha just hate it when that happens?
BONUS TRACK: What the f...?
UH OH ... that's gonna leave a mark:
PM's spokeswoman backtracks on detainees
Globe and Mail Update
January 25, 2008 at 2:05 PM EST
OTTAWA — The Prime Minister's communications director is retracting her statement that the military did not inform the government that it had suspended the transfer of prisoners to Afghan custody in November.
In an e-mail to The Globe and Mail on Thursday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's communications director, Sandra Buckler, said the military did not tell the government about the suspension.
Ms. Buckler called Friday to say she “misspoke” but would not say whether the military had or had not informed the government.
“I should not have said what I said to you, I misspoke, and I wanted to make sure you were aware of that,” she said. “I made a mistake…what I said was wrong.”
Not good enough, bitch. And here's why.