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Thursday, January 19, 2006
Here is a rather strange article from Newsweek... which asks the question... When is it safe to release a terrorist? Featured prominently, and quoted with little rebuttal is a high level government official:
What?! He must be an agent of the evil Bushitler. What else did this torturer and warmonger say?
Who is this bastard? He works for the NSA, or the CIA doesn't he? He was probably groomed by that evil Dick Cheney... I can just smell it!
Actually... he's Canadian... and works for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).
Oh... well then... that's different. What else did these polite, well meaning, and obviously astute members of an upstanding government have to say?
In other words, its perfectly OK for us to detain terrorists indefinitely without bail, and without any sort of judicial oversight. You see, the really bad terrorists are coming to Canada to get us, not you guys.
Never mind the fact that Canada has no troops in Iraq, and all of 1250 in Afghanistan (so practically no threat). And of course, whenever an American is in Europe or the Middle East, our government tells them to say they're Canadian so they won't be hassled. You know... but besides all of that, everyone is honestly scared of Canada. That's where all the really evil terrorists go to wreak havoc... on all the moose and caribou.
Isn't it amazing how such a well rounded, and pro-government story can come out of Newsweek... as long as that government is Canadian? I wonder what Newsweek's story would look like if it was discovered that their equivalent to the NSA was intercepting international phone calls with potential terrorists.
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