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Review :: Human Rights
Strange outcome of the Maher Arar case!
01 Feb 2007
Bush & Cheney have to be thinking that the Arar case is going to be seen by many as a firm basis for launching hundreds,if not thousands of similiar civil and criminal suits against them and their reckless,war mongering Govt..
The Maher Arar case is indeed a strange one,but only because of its outcome.Mr.Arar is probably lucky he lives in Canada after all,despite the RCMP and CSIS and the PM's Office.

The big question coming out of this case is how does Canada square Arar's repatriation and his $10 million dollar compensation with the dictatorial mandates of the Bush Govt.?
How is Arar's vindication going to look to all those enemies of the Bush White House (70 + % of the U.S. population) who have been denouncing,among many other greivences, the illegal torture and imprisonment of detainees in Guantanamo Bay and Abu Gravib prison in Iraq?

This Canadian "precedent" of freeing and hugely compensating a suspected "Terrorist" (*Arar is still a suspect in the U.S.) can't bode too well with either Bush or his powerful Propaganda Machine.

Bush & Cheney have to be thinking that the Arar case is going to be seen by many as a firm basis for launching hundreds,if not thousands of similiar civil and criminal suits against them and their reckless,war mongering Govt..

Many Right Wing Republicians will be shaking their heads and/or their fists while making demands to know what the hell went wrong with their "puppets" up there in Ottawa? But maybe its just that the majority of Canadians will only take so much Bull Shit from a government,unlike their American cousins! Srange Indeed!

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