Tuesday, September 19, 2006


BushCo Does It Again: Canadian Version

Nothing like kidnapping innocent Canadian guys and sending them to Syria to be tortured, eh?

Arar, now 36, was detained by U.S. authorities as he changed planes in New York on Sept. 26, 2002. He was held for questioning for 12 days, then flown by jet to Jordan and driven to Syria. He was beaten, forced to confess to having trained in Afghanistan -- where he never has been -- and then kept in a coffin-size dungeon for 10 months before he was released, the Canadian inquiry commission found.
And it's not as if Arar's story is a rare one in the annals of BushCo's War on Terror. From January 28, 2005:
Martin Mubanga, Feroz Abbasi, Richard Belmar and Moazzam Begg were being reunited with their families at a location of their choice, police said. The men, from Birmingham and London, were questioned at Paddington Green police station after returning from Cuba but were released without charge. The US accused them of having al-Qaeda links and says they are still a threat.
The only "threat" they posed was to BushCo's self-esteem. Bush and his minions can never admit error of any sort.

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