There was a good interview on CBC Radio yesterday with Liberal senator Colin Kenny. In his years in the senate, Kenny has had extensive involvment in military matters that included access to top secret documents on all manner of military and security issues.
Kenny dismissed Harper's "national security" excuse for hiding detainee documents as utterly bogus. As he pointed out the documents are at least a year or two old by now. The Afghans know who we detained, who we turned over and what happened to them. The Taliban also know who we detained, who we turned over and everything that happened to them. The only people who don't know who we detained, who we turned over and what happened to them are the Canadian people and their elected representatives.
I haven't always agreed with Kenny in the past but he's dead right on this. I get a bit nervous when people like Harper falsely invoke "national security" to cover their asses. People don't throw up smokescreens unless they've something to hide or they need a ruse. So just what is Harper working so furiously to keep from getting out?