Military Police Complaints Commission chairman Glenn Stannard: "Did you say the information contained in the un-redacted [version] really isn’t critical – or did I misread that?"
Justice Department lawyer Alain Préfontaine: "No, you didn’t Mr. Stannard."
Stannard: "Just a real silly question then: any reason why we don’t have it? "
Préfontaine: "Because disclosure would be injurious to either national defence, international relations or national security."
Stannard: "Even though it’s not critical information?"
Préfontaine: "Well it might be that the information has nothing to do with what Mr. Colvin makes it out to be."
God help me, what comes unbidden to mind is that I have abducted Mr. Prefontaine, tied him securely, duct-taped his mouth and have started smacking him around with some industrial-strength battery cable, all the while saying, "If you want me to stop, Alain, just say so."
Alain: "Mmmm ... urrrrghhhhhh ... MMMMMM!!"
"No? All right, then ..." *WHAP!*
It's just a fantasy. I will try to tamp it back down again. You know, into the same dark corner with my obsession with "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.
Yeah ... the really bad corner.