01 February 2007

Leahy strangely silent on Arar

UPDATE: -- An Arar rundown --


I was taken to the woodshed last week, by left-leaning blogonauts over my stated willingness, to... rather than join the genuflecting hordes begging for Mr. Arar's forgiveness... wait a week for more facts on this murky affair to surface.

You'll recall that, last week, in front of the rolling tv cameras, Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy was almost insane with rage...

"We knew damn well if he went to Canada, he wouldn't be tortured. He'd be held and he'd be investigated. We also knew damn well if he went to Syria, he'd be tortured.
Now that they've been briefed by the Justice Department, Leahy and fellow senator, Arlen Specter, suddenly don't have much to say...
WASHINGTON — Two U.S. senators who have been briefed on the Maher Arar case say they have a lot more questions.

But Democrat Patrick Leahy and Republican Arlen Specter clammed up about what they were told by Justice Department officials on Thursday during a meeting that lasted an hour and 40 minutes
C'mon boys... it's vindication day!

Or is it?

Oh well... I can wait.

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Anonymous said...

I heard on friday that the Americans were saying Arar flew commercial to Syria and it was he who picked this own destination. Why thats worth ten million is beyond me.

Neo Conservative said...

There are certainly some interesting theories floating around.

I'm thinkin' there's more to this than we've heard so far.


Saskboy said...

Do you deny that if he was deported to Canada, that he wouldn't have been tortured? If Syria released him, obviously he didn't have any information and wasn't guilty of anything, even under torture they couldn't make him fabricate some story to stop the abuse?

"Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy was almost insane with rage..."

I'd be pretty enraged too if my executive branch of government condoned shipping Canadians to a torture country, when we have jail cells that hold people just fine if there are legitimate questions to be asked of a prisoner.

Neo Conservative said...

well saskboy... you sound a little like a junkie caught hiding his stash... "that's not mine... prove it, prove it"

maybe some day when you're a saskman, you'll be a little more open to considering all the possibilities.

leahy sure got quiet after his briefing... if he could have screamed arar's innocence from the rooftops while he had all the media attention... you think he wouldn't have done it?

i'm sure, meanwhile, you can find all sorts of obsequious friends over at rabble who will be willing to march in mindless leftbot lockstep.

c'mon back when you grow up.