So do Harper and Ignatieff.
So what does that make them?
Ignorance apparently matters too. Last year’s Pew survey showed that the general public in America is far more enthusiastic about the occasional use of torture than are security experts, academics or military leaders. It is tempting to conclude that experts who may have a better idea whether torture is likely to prove useful are less inclined to support its use.
At a press conference organized by the Polaris Institute on April 10, 2006, law professors Michael Byers and Amir Attaran raised concerns that prisoners taken by Canadians in Afghanistan may be subjected to torture once placed under Afghan control. This could leave Canada in violation of our international legal commitments.
- David Pugliese reports for CanWest
- Amir Attaran's op-ed in the Ottawa Citizen, "Canada's Role in Torture"
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