The Canadian foreign minister has apologised for including the US and Israel on a list of states where prisoners are at risk of torture.
Maxime Bernier said the list, which formed part of a manual on torture awareness given to diplomats, “wrongly includes some of our closest allies”.
You know, friends can disagree about things. It’s o.k. to disagree with the Prez and his merry band of hoods. Hell, I disagree with him on many issues, and you won’t catch a whiff of regret on me.
Besides, hasn’t it been pretty well established that (some) prisoners in U.S. custody have been tortured? If you’re making a list of states that torture, and the U.S. tortures some of the folks it takes into custody, is it really a mistake to include us on the list? It’s certainly not a mistake of fact anyway. It may be a political mistake, of sorts, but read what I said above about friends again.