July 24, 2008

Mukasey in Denial over the Maher Arar Rendition

Maher Arar, a Syrian-born software engineer, was taken into custody by U.S. officials during a 2002 stopover in New York while on his way home to Canada and then rendered without any due process to Syria. There he was imprisoned for a year and tortured.

Canada has found him innocent and paid $10 million in compensation. The United States, as represented by the Bush administration, remains in denial.

The latest form of denial comes from U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey who rejected a request from lawmakers that an outside special counsel investigate the case. I say, lets wait until Obama wins the election and nominates John Edwards to be U.S. Attorney General. Then we'll find out the details of the criminal acts committed by the Bush administration in this case.


1. Promotional Poster for the movie Rendition

2. Maher Arar and his children.

3. John Edwards, the next U.S. Attorney General.


Reuters, U.S. rejects outside probe of Canadian sent to Syria, by James Vicini, July 24, 2008.


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