NEWS: the Pope, Bush and Torture
If the Pope apologizes for insulting Islam, is he still infallible? Of course, as The Times put it, it’s really a case of “German professor meets sound-bite culture.” And then there’s the “breathtakingly incompetent” view of my own Royal Canadian Mounted Police that Maher Arar was an Islamic radical, leading the Bush administration to ship him to Syria for torturing. Is Bush arguing that the US is above the Geneva accords so that he himself in the too-distant future will be spared indictment as a war criminal? Or will it happen soon enough? Where there's brouhaha in Washington, there's guile.