I refuse to waste any humour on this worthless, lying scumbag:
General changes story on Taliban suspect
Gen. Walter Natynczyk, Canada's top military commander, is now saying a suspected Taliban fighter abused by Afghan police in June 2006 had been detained by Canadian troops, contrary to comments he made Tuesday.
"The individual who was beaten by the Afghan police was, in fact, in Canadian custody," Natynczyk told reporters in Ottawa on Wednesday.
Natynczyk had told a parliamentary committee that Canadian troops questioned the man who was picked up during operations in Zangabad. But Natynczyk said it was the Afghans who took him into custody.
On Wednesday, the defence staff chief said he has since received new information and has learned that Canadians had taken the suspect into custody before handing him over to the Afghans.
Or if he's not lying, he's an idiot. Either way, he should stop being a general, like, today.
LuLu here: With all due respect, I really must beg to differ with CC because I don't think for one second that this is a case of General Natynczyk being a "lying piece of shit". I think senior defence officials have finally decided they've taken just about all they're going to take of Peter "Torture? What torture?" MacKay and his continued attempts to toss the armed forces under the bus for his spectacular fuck-ups.
More importantly, I think MacKay is about to learn firsthand what it feels like to bring a knife to a gunfight. Popcorn anyone?
CC here: Hmmmmm ... well, if Natynczyk is now refusing to be thrown under a bus, that suggests that he knew he was lying before, no? Quite simply, I don't buy that Natynczyk just found out about this. Either he was lying before, or he's lying now.
Make no mistake -- I couldn't be happier that Natynczyk's had enough of Peter MacKay. But it seems his ethical outrage comes a wee bit late and is mostly a matter of personal convenience and self-preservation.
LuLu again: Um ... no. I was not even remotely suggesting that Natynczyk was lying then or now so we'll have to agree to disagree about this one, CC.
Natynczyk has been CDS for just over a year and a half and it's more than plausible that he had no prior knowledge of this occurrence report -- remember boys and girls, this all took place on Hillier's watch.