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‘We hope that you will find the report useful’


 

Mark Danner has filed a second piece for the New York Review of Books on the torture that took place under the Bush administration. The Review has also posted the Red Cross report that documented the abuse. Danner’s first piece, published a few weeks ago, is here.

For the sake of comparison, here is the affidavit of Omar Khadr filed with the Canadian Supreme Court as to his treatment while in American custody.

While the matter of his child soldier status has made for an interesting debate, it is probably tangential to the central question of his detainment: regardless of guilt or innocence, has his treatment violated the moral, ethical and legal standards of our society?


 

‘We hope that you will find the report useful’

  1. We have a government that doesn’t believe in intervening in a death penalty case involving a citizen of this country. Why would they lift a finger in this case?

  2. “regardless of guilt or innocence, has his treatment violated the moral, ethical and legal standards of our society?

    No but it also depends on what your definition of ‘society’ is. Are Cons part of ‘society’ or do only Libs/libs opinions, which is what many libs believe when thinking of society or Canada, count?

    Anyways, the latest poll I could find was Angus-Reid from January ’09 and it found 40% of Canadians want Khadr repatriated while 38% of us were happy to see him rot in Gitmo and face military commission.

    I would argue Omar, and the entire Khadr family, have “violated the moral, ethical and legal standards of our society” and they are now reaping what they sowed.

  3. “regardless of guilt or innocence, has his treatment violated the moral, ethical and legal standards of our society?”

    Yes, yes, and yes.

    But his military lawyer is working tirelessly to…oh, never mind.

  4. Nope.

  5. What’s the year of that Woodbridge decision you reference? I can’t find it anywhere.

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