Embassy Cables

I’ve been digging through some of the quarter-million cables released by Wikileaks. This section came from the American Embassy in Ottawa, dated 9 July 2008:

6.  (C/NF) Judd commented that cherry-picked sections of the
court-ordered release of a DVD of Guantanamo detainee and
Canadian citizen Omar Khadr (ref D) would likely show three
(Canadian) adults interrogating a kid who breaks down in
tears.  He observed that the images would no doubt trigger
"knee-jerk anti-Americanism" and "paroxysms of moral outrage,
a Canadian specialty," as well as lead to a new round of
heightened pressure on the government to press for Khadr's
return to Canada.  He predicted that PM Harper's government
would nonetheless continue to resist this pressure.

I like the last line, where it suggests that Harper will refuse to listen to his own electorate. If you’re interested, you can browse the cables here (until this mirror gets shut down) by date, country of origin, etc.


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