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Peace, order and good government, eh?: Zombie lies

Some lies really are damned hard to kill. In a Reuters story which, incidentally, reports John Baird acknowledging that Omar Khadr is back in Canada sooner than expected because of American pressure, there is this:

Khadr, who pleaded guilty in 2010 to murdering a U.S. army medic with a grenade in a Afghan firefight in . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: Zombie lies

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Mostly competent government

U.S. officials accuse Tories of leaking Omar Khadr documents

United States administration officials accuse the federal Conservative government of leaking classified documents about Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr, saying they “are astonished” by the apparent breach.

Maclean’s magazine published a “world exclusive” story this week saying its writer viewed a complete transcript of a seven-hour . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: Mostly competent government

Peace, order and good government, eh?: A margin of error could not be calculated. Do tell?

This is from the final paragraph of a Toronto Sun story reporting on a poll that reveals Canadians really don’t want Omar Khadr back in the country.

As the survey respondents were not selected randomly but were drawn from an online panel of more than 150,000 Canadians, a margin of error could not be calculated. . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: A margin of error could not be calculated. Do tell?

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Mostly competent government

The Harper Government™ is so determined to stall the repatriation of Omar Khadr that it’s prepared to anger an ally and make itself look incompetent and duplicitous in the process.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews’s request last week for a sealed video interview conducted by U.S. psychiatrist Michael Welner and a report from psychiatrist Alan . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: Mostly competent government

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Is that the sound of goalposts moving?

Canada needs sealed video footage of Khadr interviews before he can return: Toews

TORONTO – Omar Khadr won’t be coming home to Canada any time soon.

The Canadian government has balked at the return of the convicted war criminal and murderer until U.S. authorities turn over allegedly-damning video footage of psychiatrists’ interviews with the Guantanamo . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: Is that the sound of goalposts moving?

Peace, order and good government, eh?: Your move, Vic.

Omar Khadr formally requests transfer home from Guantanamo

Ottawa has received an application from convicted war criminal Omar Khadr to transfer from Guantanamo Bay to Canada.

A spokeswoman for Public Safety Minister Vic Toews says the federal government is now making a decision “in accordance with Canadian law.”

I’d be willing to bet that the . . . → Read More: Peace, order and good government, eh?: Your move, Vic.