Sunday, December 20, 2009

Torture Investigations

Not only are there allegations of torture on Afghan troops, there are also on our troops. Five out of six cases were determined that the allegations were false however the government did not notify us that there were ongoing investigations. Foreign Affairs Minister Mackay knew about this in 2008. He never told Canadians that there were investigations. We have the right to know these kinds of things. The government should be more transparent than it is now.
The government's response to opposition questions about Colvin's testimony was to accuse opponents of smearing the good name of Canadian troops.
"The member is suggesting by implication that the military did something wrong, that somehow they did not do the right thing. That is what is so despicable," MacKay said on Dec. 10.
However, MacKay apparently never told the House there were allegations against Canadian troops, at least one of which is still being investigated.

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