3 thoughts about Mr. Arar:
1) I only live here and I feel compelled to say I'm sorry to this fellow Canadian. What's Harper's fucking problem? Oh yeah., it was another government. How convenient. I guess being a neocon means never having to say you're sorry. Well I'm not one, so I'm very sorry for this outrage.
2) If our RCMP and CSIS can be this incompetent and wrong, and the U.S. clearly doesn't give a rat's ass who they torture innocent or guilty, what about the 14,000 plus suspect detainees the U.S has tortured or holed up in prisons around the world without charges, how many of those deserve their fate? These people were fingered by rivals, rounded up randomly etc. by people who don't have our skills and values. It wouldn't surprise me if most of them could be released. Really, the important people would be hard to catch wandering around streets and war zones, they would be hard to catch alive?
3) Mr. Arar under torture confessed to everything they wanted him to say, that he was a terrorist who trained in the Afghan camps etc. None of it was true. How many times do they have to be told the truth, that torture doesn't work and is against our values?
How can we see the difference between the Bush thugs and liars from those that they say threaten us ?
Can Canada please do something to redeem our selves? How about renouncing the use of torture everywhere and anywhere. It's not hard as it's already the law with the Geneva Convention. Harper wouldn't even have to apologize. No, I'm not holding my breath but I am ashamed.