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A one-time school project gone terribly, terribly wrong.

28 September 2006

Finally

"Mr. Arar, I wish to take this opportunity to express publicly to you and to your wife and to your children how truly sorry I am for whatever part the actions of the RCMP may have contributed to the terrible injustices that you experienced and the pain that you and your family endured."
It's not enough. It'll never be enough.

How do you compensate a man for the kind of wrong done to Maher Arar?

The answer is you don't. You don't try.

What you do is show that you've learned your lesson.

What you do is ensure that the system of civil protections in place in Canada is never again so violated.

What you do is recognize that terrorism is a crime, like any other. And that the suspension of civil protections is wrong. For anybody. Period.

If only Arar were the only one. But he's not. He's not even the only one in Canada.

2 Comments:

At 1:21 AM, Anonymous raincoaster said...

Interesting that they were all detained in Syria. I've always wondered why the US played nice with those sadists; perhaps it was because they wanted someone who'd always be willing to do their dirty work for them.

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Metro said...

Well they sure don't need 'em now, do they?

Now they can torture in Kentucky as readily as in Kazhakstan.

 

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