Crawl Across the Ocean

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Giving Credit

I am pretty critical of the federal Conservative party most days, but I do give them credit for apologizing to and compensating Maher Arar, and pursuing U.S. intransigence on the case with enough vigour to cause the U.S. Ambassador to Canada, David Wilkins, to have a hissy fit in the media.

Yes, the Cons opposed even the half steps the Liberals took while in power and assumed Arar to be guilty while they were in opposition, and yes, they are taking some cheap partisan political shots in the midst of compensating Arar and apologizing to him, and yes, their supposedly improved relationship with the U.S. was shown to be the sham we all figured it was all along, but the important thing is that, as much as can be done after the fact, justice is done to Maher Arar, and on that front, the Conservatives came through, so I give them credit for that.


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