Thursday, January 14, 2010

Does the NATO Chief Think Canadian Troops Are War Criminals?

What does the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen have to say about the Canadian troops and/or the government being involved in war crimes as the Liberals and some in the Lame Stream Media have alleged?
This from the NATO chief himself when he was in Canada meeting with the Prime Minister on Wednesday. (h/t) National Post

Safeguards against Afghan torture in place, NATO chief says

OTTAWA -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says Canadians should not be concerned about treatment of Afghan detainees because rules and practices are in place to prevent and stop abuse.

In an interview Wednesday with Canwest News Service he was asked if Canadians should be concerned about a risk of torture of detainees transferred to Afghan authorities by Canadian Forces -- a topic that dominated the political debate before the government prorogued Parliament.

"Obviously it is a very important topic," he said. "But I don't think Canadians in general should be concerned about it because there are very clear rules regarding the handover of detainees."

He said the rules governing transfer of detainees from NATO forces to Afghan authorities provide for them to be handed over within 96 hours and to inform the Red Cross.

What ya got to say about that, Liberals and CBC, TorStar, G&M, CTV etc.?

It's pretty clear to me. Our troops and government are NOT involved in committing war crimes.