The issue involved in Omar Khadr’s incarceration at US military prison Gitmo, isn’t whether he is guilty or not, the issue is whether he will be given a fair trial in accordance with Canadian standards of justice.
Without due process, justice is just another word in the English language.
One need only learn that the Gitmo military version of justice, involves the accused not having the opportunity to see, and therefore challenge, the evidence that is being used against him.
It’s no wonder that Stephen Harper is in favour of this form of justice, as he has used it to good effect in the matter involving income trusts.
Harper has accused income trusts as being responsible for causing tax leakage. Jim Flaherty even tries to cast the matter into military type terms by saying that income trusts represented “ a clear and present danger to fairness in the Canadian tax system.”
On this basis he claims: “I thought we had to act.”
So where’s the proof of tax leakage and the calamitous “clear and present dange”r that it represented? After all the allegation of alleged tax leakage is an infinitely provable construct or it is not.
Again Flaherty resorts to military type language to defend the release of 18 pages of blacked documents as his “proof” of tax leakage. He claims that it was a matter of national security to have disclosed this information.
So there you have it. Law abiding tax paying Canadians have experience a $35 billion loss in their lifetime savings based and the loss of an essential investment choice, on evidence they never get to see.
Welcome to Gitmo North.
Complacent Canadians, especially those in the press, should be very careful of what they have wished upon themselves in their blind acceptance of allegations by Stephen Harper as being anything remotely similar to the truth.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 4:19 PM