Friday, January 26, 2007

Ten Million Dollar Man

If Maher Arar is truly innocent of having links to Al-Qaeda, $10 million will hardly compensate him for the torture he suffered in Syria.

If, however, he is guilty of some other dirty business, then he just hit the jackpot.

But lost in all the controversy about Arar's treatment in Syria is that his experience demonstrates the downside of dual citizenship.

If Arar had not been holding Syrian citizenship, the Americans wouldn't have been able to decide that it was better to deport him to Syria for a little rough justice than to let him run loose in Canada.

Dual citizenship isn't always a free ride out of trouble. It can be a free ride into it.

Source: CTV

6 comments:

Greg said...

If, however, he is guilty of some other dirty business, then he just hit the jackpot.

So you believe the Bush administration over your own Conservative government? Interesting.

fergy said...

I wonder if he is stupid enough to still have his dual citizenship?

Anonymous said...

I wonder why the Americans still have him on a no fly list. What do they know that we don't?

Neo Conservative said...

I can wait a week... if it means there really is more to this story...

"After a heated exchange in the U.S. Senate on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales promised to release more information about the Maher Arar case."

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Saskboy said...

Do you honestly think that if he renounced his Syrian citizenship, that the US or neocons would treat him as an innocent person? Honestly?

IslandLiberal said...

I wonder if he is stupid enough to still have his dual citizenship?

He does, because he cannot renounce his Syrian citizenship; the government of Syria doesn't allow it.