"For months last year, the Tories took heat from the opposition and the media over allegations that Afghans we had captured during battles or patrols had been tortured after being transferred into the custody of Afghan security services. The controversy cost then-defence minister Gordon O'Connor his job, mostly because he could never seem to get straight what our detainee-transfer policy was and whether it was being honoured at our end or the Afghans'. Not even Stockwell Day, the Public Security Minister, who at one point took over answering Question Period inquiries, managed to sort out for the public just who was doing what to whom, or why.
This confusion has resurfaced this week with the revelation that our troops ceased turning over detainees to Afghan officials last November after instruments of torture -- wire cable and rubber hose -- were found by Canadians inspectors under an interrogation chair inside an Afghan prison.
Now the Prime Minister's Office and several Cabinet ministers cannot say convincingly when they were told about the new policy, which appears to have been initiated by Canadian commanders in-theatre."
FACT: Canadians are implicit in a specific case of human torture
FACT: Canadians obsess over Gitmo
FACT: Canadians hate reality
FACT: Speedy wins.