CTV reports that the Canadian Government, in educating its diplomats on how to tell if Canadian prisoners in foreign jails have been tortured, provided them with a list of countries with an increased risk of torture. The United States of America was on that list.
I can only hope that having our loyal neighbor to the north speak such truth will cause a brighter light to shine on what has been happening not only at Guantanamo Bay, but in other locations throughout the world where the U.S. has exerted its power.
I do not deny that terrorism is real. I do not deny that we must protect ourselves against attack. But we must adhere to The Geneva Conventions. We must remember our Constitution and the goodness that is at the very core of our democracy. How can we send our military out in harm’s way expecting other nations to treat them according to the rules of the Geneva Conventions when we are not honoring those same rules?