Thursday, December 07, 2006

Silly me. I thought it was a victory for accountability and the non-deportation of citizens to be tortured.

From today's Globe article on the long-overdue resignation of Zaccardelli, we get this great tidbit:

Retired RCMP superintendent Ben Soave, now a security consultant, blamed the news media and politicians for the resignation of his close friend.

“It's going to be very difficult to find a man of his integrity and commitment to public service and law enforcement. This is a sad day for the organization. As far as I'm concerned it's a victory for terrorism, organized crime and the scum of the earth,” he said.

Sorry, Ben, but when the Commissioner of the RCMP either fails to inform his minister that he's helping someone be tortured or he is too incompetent to know this, and either way he lies to Parliament, then he has to resign. And it's not a victory for the scum of the earth. It's a reminder that no one is above the law, even those we charge with enforcing it (or not, in this case).


Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does it seem like this guy still thinks Arar is the scum of the earth?

Who are these idiots?

Peter Loewen said...

I think you may have hit it right on the head.

The story of Arar is that even after everyone who could know did know that he was innocent, many continued to mislead other officials, journalists, and the public.

Someone should be imprisoned over this. Lucky for them, it can't be in Syria.

Anonymous said...

So are you going to 'do some philosophy' on here or what?

Peter Loewen said...

I am afraid I am only equipped (and just) to do political science.

The philosophy magic is all yours.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's smart and funny. Keep at er.