Saturday, January 19, 2008

Somebody Waterboard This Guy...


Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier continues to prove two things:
1. If it wasn't for the starch in his shirt, there would be nothing keeping him upright.

2. Integrity and intelligence are not prerequisites for employment in the Harper government. In fact, they may be exclusionary criteria.

Like the good lapdog he is, Bernier said he would remove the US and Israel from a Canadian list of countries in which prisoners risk being tortured, and that he regretted the "embarassment" (coincidentally, an apt description of his own record as Foreign Affairs Minister).

Odd, since the American director of national security has himself stated that interrogation techniques such as waterboarding would be considered torture.

Odder still, since if the conference below takes place, we will be obliged to add Canada to the list of places where torture occurs.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's not "torture" when our friends to it...

Yes I find Harper and the minions to be scum and would gladly laugh if any of these fuckers received glowsticks up the ass - you know 'cause it ain't torture after all....

Red Canuck said...

No, of course it's not torture when the...um..."good guys" do it! Then it magically becomes a "special interrogation technique" or some other such euphemism.

The wingnuts who usually see the world in black & white all discover a curious taste for, dare I say it, relativism when it comes to defending the tactics used at Guantanamo etc.

RuralSandi said...

Are we looking at another firing of a bureaucrat/public service employee here? Wouldn't be surprised.

Red Canuck said...

Ruralsandi - Wouldn't surprise me...and likely it will be some poor shmuck who was appointed during the tenure of a previous Liberal government.

ASD said...

Great video clip on Waterboarding! Our Yes-Man for Bush, Harper, and his minions are shamelessly bowing to the bullying of our southern neighbor (softwood lumber, capital punishment issue etc. etc.). The US is already eyeing our clean water, oil reserves and other natural resources. Canadian voters must turf these Tories out of office before they sell Canadian sovereignty.