Peter MacKay is adamant that Richard Colvin is full of crap:
MacKay says allegations in torture scandal 'ridiculous'
A day after a former diplomat made explosive allegations that Ottawa was aware of routine torture practices in Afghanistan, the Conservatives attacked his credibility, saying there was "no evidence" to support the claims.
Defence Minister Peter MacKay defended the government from Richard Colvin's allegations, who testified under oath that torture by Afghan intelligence forces was endemic over a two-year period.
The Tories have rejected calls for a public inquiry into the allegations.
"This is a witch hunt," MacKay said, replying in Parliament to accusations from Liberal defence critic Ujjal Dosanjh.
Wait for it ... wait for it ... here it comes ... oh, yes!
Prisoner transfers halted more than once: Natynczyk
Canada's chief of defence staff said Sunday the practice of transferring detainees from Canadian to Afghan custody has been stopped on more than one occasion over safety concerns.
Gen. Walt Natynczyk did not say when the transfers were halted or how many times.
But it's a staggering admission given the charges levelled this week by intelligence officer and former diplomat Richard Colvin, who told a Commons committee this week that likely all detainees Canadian forces handed over to Afghan officials in 2006 and 2007 were tortured.
And you really need to see the photo from that second link:
Oh, dear. That stain's gonna be tough to get out.
AFTERSNARK: I would be incredibly remiss if I didn't mock the appropriate folks thusly:
I really need more of a challenge in this job.