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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Video releases

I was disturbed by the release of Omar Khadr's interrogation video. I'm disturbed by the Prime Minister's hand-washing of Canadian responsibility toward one of our fellow citizens being held illegally by the United States government. But, perhaps strangely, I was most disturbed by what I heard from foreign affairs critic Bob Rae this morning. Yes, he criticized the government inaction. Yes, he said we should make diplomatic efforts to repatriate Mr. Khadr. But listening to him dissemble on the previous Liberal government's inaction on the Khadr file, well, that left me angry. Leaving people in legal limbo, mistreated, possibly tortured, and not lifting a hand to help them... it's wrong now, and it was just as wrong then. Mr. Rae, you lose any credibility when you suggest it was ever the right thing to do.

On a more pleasant note, the first act of Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along blog is online. Watch as Doogie Howser dukes it out with Captain Tightpants, all set to music. But watch quick - unlike the stain on Canada's two primary parties, on Sunday, it disappears.