Saturday, March 06, 2010

Who is Frank Iacobucci ...

... and why should I give a fuck what he thinks? Because, well, ...

It's not clear whether the government will make Iacobucci's advice public. Moreover, he is not a sitting judge and can't legally rule or force the government to do anything.

In other words, and with all respect to Mr. Iacobucci, his opinion on this matter doesn't mean shit.

On the other hand, higher up at that second link, life promises to get more exciting real soon now:

Canada wanted Afghan prisoners tortured: lawyer
Unredacted documents show officials hoped to gather intelligence, expert says

Federal government documents on Afghan detainees suggest that Canadian officials intended some prisoners to be tortured in order to gather intelligence, according to a legal expert.

If the allegation is true, such actions would constitute a war crime, said University of Ottawa law professor Amir Attaran, who has been digging deep into the issue and told CBC News he has seen uncensored versions of government documents released last year.

"If these documents were released [in full], what they will show is that Canada partnered deliberately with the torturers in Afghanistan for the interrogation of detainees," he said.

"There would be a question of rendition and a question of war crimes on the part of certain Canadian officials. That's what's in these documents, and that's why the government is covering up as hard as it can."

If I have wet dreams of Stephen Harper, Peter MacKay and a whole passel of those sleazy, unprincipled cretins spending the rest of their lives behind bars for war crimes, does that make me a bad person?

No, it does not.

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