Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Dear stupid Canadian wankers:

Your thoughts, if you would:

Khadr trial date up in air after 'secret' refiling of charges: defence lawyer

Canadian detainee's military counsel slams 'circus-like' proceedings

Legal proceedings against Canadian Omar Khadr have been thrown into fresh uncertainty after the head of the U.S. military commission process at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, secretly withdrew, then reissued charges against all defendants, Khadr's military defence lawyer said Tuesday.

The procedure — referred to as "withdrawal and re-referral" — has the legal effect of nullifying all prior proceedings in Khadr's case, Lt.-Cmdr. William Kuebler said in a statement.

"As of today, there is no trial date in the military commission case of Omar Khadr," Kuebler said.

I'm sure all of Canada's "law and order" wankers would love to explain how the last six years of Khadr's incarceration and torture don't count and how it's only natural that everyone be allowed to start from scratch and have a do-over. I can't wait. Let me get comfortable.

Take it away ...

P.S. I'd ask Blogging Tory co-founder and fellow at the Manning Centre for Building Democracy Stephen Taylor about this latest affront to, you know, democracy and freedom but, apparently, he's a bit busy tagging obediently along behind his mentor, playing boy scientist.

The imagery should have just come to you:

AFTERSNARK: It would be cruel to present the image of sophisticated millionaire Preston Manning and his youthful ward Stephen Taylor, so I won't.

I lied.


Dr.Dawg said...

CC: could this legal maneuver really be smoothing a way for Obama to void the charges entirely? Effectively there is now a clean slate: a charge, no record of proceedings, no findings, etc. Just wondering.

wv: "caring" [!]

CC said...

Dr. D:

I was actually thinking along those lines, given the disturbing precedent. I suspect that would be accompanied by wanker heads exploding from coast to coast.

JABbering Stooge said...


How long until Sandy Crux lists this alleged new laboratory that may or may not be built at some indefinite point in the future among Stephen Harper's alleged "accomplishments"?