Thursday, November 05, 2009

When stupid lazy Blogging Tories blog.

Unsurprisingly, some Blogging Tories begin to line up to rub Ezra Levant's tired feet and peel him a grape or two. But it's commenter "Richard" who's far too lazy to do anything resembling research:

My wife is a dual citizen and has been told many times that when entering a country she will be treated as a citizen of the country whose passport and/or visa was used to gain entry. My understanding is that this is commonly applied internationaly.

It is then important to know what passport was he using at the time. If it was a Syrian passport, then the Americans would have been following generally accepted procedures in sending him to Syria. If not, then there might be an issue.

I know ... let's go to the official complaint, shall we, where we read down in Paragraph 26:

At around noon, on September 26, 2002, Mr. Arar debarked at JFK in order to catch his connecting flight. He was not applying to enter the United States at this time. Mr. Arar presented his valid Canadian passport to the immigration inspector on duty.

And that's why you read "Canadian Cynic" -- because actually knowing shit has a liberal bias.

AFTERSNARK: Note carefully how commenter "Richard" covers his ass by suggesting that the passport being Canadian "might" have been an issue. Once he finds out that it was, be prepared for that to suddenly not make a difference.

You didn't really need me to explain that, did you?


sooey said...

I hope the Ararists sue the government for their share of his settlement. That'll be funny.

Ti-Guy said...

I should be surprised that at this late stage, the detail of what passport Arar was using to travel on is not known by some people (the Canadian government always recommends that dual citizens travel with their Canadian passport, although as we now know, that no confers any benefits, not even when it comes to our bestest fwends, the Americans), but I'm not. Conservatives have brains like sieves.