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.