Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Canadian Torture Scandal: Defence Minister Peter MacKay refuses to resign

Canadian Defence Minister Peter MacKay (pictured) should resign, but like many in Harper's government, they think they're above the law.

CBC reports:
(Ottawa, Canada) Defence Minister Peter MacKay will not resign from cabinet over allegations that he knew suspected Taliban prisoners were tortured after being turned over to Afghan police by the Canadian military, he said Monday.

In Halifax to announce funding for recreation facilities in the Halifax Regional Municipality, MacKay was asked by reporters if he would step down.

"No," he said.

Questions about MacKay's political future are being asked after Gen. Walter Natynczyk, Canada's top military commander, said that a Taliban suspect had been abused by Afghan officials after he was turned over by Canadian military personnel. READ MORE