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Is freedom worth it?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by El_Guero, Jan 26, 2007.

  1. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    KenH Active Member

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    Looks like our government messed up.
     
  3. Daisy

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    Err ... since when has Canada been part of the USA?

    The first paragraph in the article reads ...
    "OTTAWA, Canada (AP) -- Canada's prime minister apologized to Maher Arar on Friday and announced the government would compensate him C$10.5 million (US$8.9 million) for its role in his deportation from the U.S. to Syria, where he was tortured while held in prison for nearly a year."

     
  5. El_Guero

    El_Guero New Member

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    Bob,

    I gotta agree . . . but, this is not the same article that it was when I read the original headline.

    I cannot say how much it changed - so, I will humbly say, 'mea culpa'.

    Thanks for catching the mistake.

    But, is freedom worth this price?

     
  6. Daisy

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    What has that price got to do with freedom?
     
  7. 2 Timothy2:1-4

    2 Timothy2:1-4 New Member

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    His captivity was wholy by Canada. They were there in Syria while he was being held. what they pay him is their business and has nothing to do with the US.
     
  8. Lagardo

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    Well, the best way to answer that would be IF you were arrested, flown around the world, kept in prison, tortured, and forced to confess (for the record) to crimes you have not committed...how much would that be worth?
     
  9. Daisy

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    Wholly? It was the US CIA that kidnapped him off the plane, held him in the US for a week before shipping him off to Syria for "extraordinary rendition" and the type of questioning we prefer to outsource.

    And their being there makes them wholly responsible for his being there and his torture? As soon as he told them he was being tortured, they acted to get him released.

    Until they sue for repayment. They consider the kidnapping and torture of one of their citizens by us (or our surogate) to have something to do with us.

    So do I.
     
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