6.19.2009

abdelrazik can come home: one down, how many to go?

Well hallefuckinlujah, saints be praised, the Harper Government says it will comply with a federal court order and allow Abousfian Abdelrazik to come home.

It's completely shameful that it took a protracted public battle and a court order to make this happen. Even after the ruling, the Government delayed, saying it needed time to study the situation and decide whether or not to appeal.

But finally, at long last, the Government will obey the rule of law.

One down, how many to go?

Omar Khadr must come home to Canada.

And, as Parliament has voted twice, Iraq War resisters seeking sanctuary in Canada must be allowed to stay.

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I'm typing my little fingers off for peace today, so - barring some new insane outrage - wmtc will be quiet for a bit. Feel free to talk amongst yourselves.

4 comments:

Lisa said...

Did you see this in the Globe today?

"Washington attempted to elicit the Harper government's help in putting Abousfian Abdelrazik behind bars, even though American anti-terrorist agents admitted they lacked sufficient evidence to charge him."

http://tinyurl.com/ncakva

L-girl said...

I sure did!

bgk said...

Seems to me that the Prime Minister should follow the rules of the law. But then again, what does this stupid USian know! I mean, its not like I can say my Executive Branch follows the law 100% of the time.

*sigh*

L-girl said...

I won't say the Harper Govt has as bad a reputation for not following the rule of law as the previous US admin, but there's a lot of room for improvement.