Meanwhile, MacKay also chooses to ignore allegations of torture brought forward by Khadr through his lawyer. So of course Condi said everything was fine and that was good enough for this absolutely useless foreign affairs minister who's scared that acting on Khadr's behalf will anger the Conservative base which has already decided that he's guilty and is a "terrorist".
In contrast, MacKay has been much more vocal about the case of Huseyin Celil, a Canadian citizen imprisoned in China, saying that Canada will not abandon him. Why the double standard?
As I've noted before and as the Globe and Mail reports: Canada 'stands alone' on Khadr
The failure of the Canadian government to seek Omar Khadr's release from Guantanamo Bay leaves it standing virtually alone on the world stage, according to Amnesty International.
Almost every other individual in the U.S. compound in Cuba has governments fighting for their release, Amnesty International Canada Secretary-General Alex Neve said Thursday, insisting it is time Canada joined the effort.
“Even though everyone else seems to get it... Canada still remains silent,” Mr. Neve said. “This isn't law. This isn't justice. This must end.”