Tuesday, December 1, 2009

We Were Warned in 2007 That Stephen Harper Was Putting Our Soldiers at Greater Risk by Condoning Torture

Stephen Harper is currently trying to hide behind our soldiers, as part of a massive cover up of torture allegations and war crimes. But in 2007 we were warned that by condoning torture, we were actually putting our soldiers at greater risk of being killed or tortured themselves.

This is how Stephen Harper supports the troops?

Canada has suffered disporortionate losses in Afghanistan, and it would appear that our government may be in part responsible for that.

Since the Reformers have clearly indicated that their careers are job one, and are erroneously implying that the Opposition parties are attacking our men and women in uniform, it's time we pulled out. We have lost our moral authority and our troops have been abandoned by a government playing politics. This war must end now for us, because ...

This is how Stephen Harper supports our troops.

Opposition fires back over Afghan torture
December 1, 2009

OTTAWA – It's "reprehensible" for the Conservative government to label critics unpatriotic for questioning Canada's policy of transferring prisoners to Afghan jailers, Liberal MP Bob Rae said Monday. Rae was reacting to comments from Prime Minister Stephen Harper while onboard a Canadian ship in the Caribbean where he accused critics of undermining military personnel.

"That's beyond the pale," Rae said. "It's reprehensible." Besieged by questions over the government's handling of the detainee issue for a third consecutive week, the Tories mounted a full frontal offensive Monday. They accused their critics of maligning Canada's soldiers – even though no one has done so. That prompted an immediate opposition counter-attack.

Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff called it a "disinformation campaign" and accused the government of "hiding behind our soldiers. " Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe said the Tories are pushing an argument of "astounding simplicity" that is beneath a prime minister. And NDP Leader Jack Layton accused the Conservatives of "trying to change the channel." "This has never been about troops," he said ....

by Andrew Coyne
November 30, 2009

Gotta go with the pack on this one — this is just trash:

Let me just say this: living as we do, in a time when some in the political arena do not hesitate before throwing the most serious of allegations at our men and women in uniform, based on the most flimsy of evidence, remember that Canadians from coast to coast to coast are proud of you and stand behind you, and I am proud of you, and I stand beside you.

That’s your prime minister talking, folks, accusing members of Parliament who raise legitimate questions about Canada’s policy on the transfer of prisoners in Afghanistan of smearing “our men and women in uniform.” There is no sense in which this is true. There is no interpretation you can give it that draws it near to the truth. It is not even close ...

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