Another Triumph for Our Stupid Torture Policies

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  • Mercury

    I am not being an apologist for torture, but you do know that several European governments will not extradite heinous criminals if there is a chance they might face the death penalty in the US?

    Meanwhile, how much you wanna bet the Norwegians let Anders Behring Breivik out in less than 30 years?

  • Marthe Lépine

    Thank you, Mark. Good post, as usual!

  • Sean O

    It really is beyond offensive. Almost to a man, the most aggressive warhawks and torture enthusiasts are men who studiously avoided service in the military themselves. There seems to be some sort of “toughness” overcompensation going on. I guess you can throw Bachman in with them too.

  • http://www.chesterton.org Sean P. Dailey

    “In October 2004, the U.S. paid Pakistani intelligence agents $500,000 to kidnap Abdullah Khadr.

    “He was prevented from speaking to consular officials and beaten until he co-operated with Pakistani intelligence.

    “American agents also interrogated him in Pakistani detention and got him to admit he had procured weapons for al-Qaeda.”

    Holy crap.

  • Deacon Nathan Allen

    Principles of fundamental justice “should not be used to impose the technicalities of our criminal law on a foreign partner,” the request argued.

    Really? The Canadian government tried to argue that principles of fundamental justice shoudn’t be invoked where a Canadian citizen faces trial? Both the US government and the Canadian government arguing on their behalf deserved this smackdown.