Gosh, it's like you can't even nip off to take a dump without exciting new torture-related developments popping up:
Canada defended Afghan 'human-rights abuser,' memos allege
OTTAWA–A former governor of Kandahar who is accused of personally torturing Afghans might have been removed from office as far back as 2006 if Canadian officials hadn't defended him, according to diplomatic memos that have never been made public by the Canadian government.
The revelation about Asadullah Khalid, who stayed on as governor two years after concerns about his notorious reputation were raised, opens up another embarrassing avenue of inquiry over Afghan prisoner abuse.
The new allegation is contained in a two-year-old end-of-mission report by Richard Colvin, the whistleblower foreign service officer. An uncensored version of the report was shown for the first time to The Canadian Press.
Colvin's disgust that Canada would support a "known human-rights abuser" was palpable and formed the most incendiary paragraphs of the report.
Wait for it ... wait for it ... wait for it ... aaaaahhhhhh!
References to Khalid were entirely blacked out in the version of the report publicly released to the Military Police Complaints Commission.
Read the whole thing. Really. It's delightful. Stephen Harper and Peter MacKay at The Hague. Ah, well ... a boy can dream, can't he?
AFTERSNARK: I'd ask Captain Canada Stephen "Freedom and Democracy Freedom Manning Centre Senior Fellow for Democratic Freedom and Building Free Democracy" Taylor what he thought of this latest development, but Stephen's apparently busy waxing nostalgic about how awesomely cool he is. That does cut into one's time.
YES, IT'S CRUEL: Wandering a bit far afield here, but there's no end of amusement while watching how prominent Canadian think tank "democracy" expert Stephen Taylor has yet to figure out that there's nothing inherently undemocratic about a Canadian coalition government. Here's a crop from one of the pics that Taylor is so proudly exhibiting from his reminiscing as a collector and promoter of Canada's stupidest and most gullible and badly-educated citizens:
One more time, Mr. Taylor: a coalition government is perfectly legal and constitutional in this country. Really. Even your own Dear Leader knows that. Why is it taking so long for you to clue in?