Richard Colvin explains how a lot of just plain folk got caught up in the bad craziness:
According to a very authoritative source, many of the Afghans we detained had no connection to the insurgency whatsoever. From an intelligence point of view, they had little or no value. Frankly, the NDS (Afghan intelligence service) did not want them.
Some of these Afghans may have been foot soldiers or day fighters. But many were just local people — farmers, truck drivers, tailors, peasants; random human beings in the wrong place at the wrong time; young men in their fields and villages who were completely innocent but were nevertheless rounded up. In other words, we detained, and handed over for severe torture, a lot of innocent people.
On the other hand, prominent Canadian lawyer and the Official Jew's Official Jew Ezra Levant has had quite enough of that ridiculous "due process" and "innocent until proven guilty" fucking bullshit:
When our soldiers capture Taliban terrorists, they hand them over to the Afghans.
Apparently, just labelling detainess as guilty saves Ezra buckets of time he might otherwise waste being, you know, lawyerly and due processy and all. A master of time management, that Ezra. After all, it would seriously cut into his book-signing time.
AFTERSNARK: With defamatory little snippets like this:
I wish they gave as much of a damn about our Canadians who suffer at the hands of the Taliban as they care about frauds like Maher Arar ...
I have to wonder why Arar doesn't finally lose patience and sue Ezra into the poor house. I'd pay to watch that.