7.24.2008

harper government priorities: 1. u.s. approval 2. whatever

From the Tell Us Something We Don't Know Department, the Globe and Mail offers more proof of the Harper Government's priorities.
Senior Canadian intelligence officials warned against allowing Abousfian Abdelrazik, a Canadian citizen, to return home from Sudan because it could upset the Bush administration, classified documents reveal.

"Senior government of Canada officials should be mindful of the potential reaction of our U.S. counterparts to Abdelrazik's return to Canada as he is on the U.S. no-fly list," intelligence officials say in documents in the possession of The Globe and Mail.

"Continued co-operation between Canada and the U.S. in the matters of security is essential. We will need to continue to work closely on issues related to the Security of North America, including the case of Mr. Abdelrazik," the document says.

Although heavily redacted, the documents illuminate a government keen to placate the Bush administration, irrespective of the guilt or innocence of Mr. Abdelrazik, who has lived in the lobby of the Canadian embassy in Khartoum for nearly three months.

Of course, it remains to be seen if a Liberal Government under St├ęphane Dion would act any differently. But I'll be happy to give it a shot.

3 comments:

M@ said...

I'd be willing to give them a shot, too, but if they're not able to stand up to the Harper government, well...

To think that I once complained about Chretien's weakness on the international stage.

L-girl said...

I'd be willing to give them a shot, too, but if they're not able to stand up to the Harper government, well...

As we like to say on JoS, "essackly".

impudent strumpet said...

You should ask for a refund of all your immigration-related expenses, on the basis that you signed up to move to a separate country that isn't the US.