Friday, January 26, 2007

Let it go already!

Some of the tinfoil hat types at the Blogging Tories are still trying to convict Maher Arar of, well, something. Surely, they insist, this is all a huge Syrian conspiracy, or something. It apparently does not matter that even those of their own party that were ready to convict Arar on the basis of hearsay evidence have now accepted that the guy is innocent.

The argument is sort summed up this way: If Arar was a terrorist, well then he'd be on side with Syria because Syria supports terrorists, therefore the torture thing was faked.

This is a stupid argument, terrorism is, after all, a method, not an ideology. Anyone who bothers to read a newspaper could tell you that there are now opposing factions in Iraq using terrorist techniques against each other. A Shi'a, a Sunni, a Protestant, a Catholic, a Jew, a Hindu, a Buddhist, an atheist, all are able to use the tactics of terrorism. It hardly means that they are united in a cause.
Image: Tinfoil for everyone! Apologies to Saskboy.