His 16-page rebuttal, running up against a Conservative boycott of a committee probing the Afghan detainee controversy and curt "no comment required" from the Minister's office, suggests a Richard Colvin public relations victory is possible, if not probable.
So watch the government's behaviour in the months to come. If it keeps obstructing documentation, boycotting committees or even proroguing Parliament, those will be the sure signs Richard Colvin's one-man battle to free the truth is triumphing over a government cover-up.
Even if he practically CHOKES on it. But who cares eh?
I LOVE war crime stories with happy endings.
Or is it just a dream?
Meanwhile back in
And so does the nightmare.
The Prime Minister is now in such command that he can get away with pretty much anything. And he is lauded for his conquests.
The key is that once you've established such a pronounced degree of control over the levers of power, you're in position to strong-arm your way past anything. And so the government has halted hearings on the detainee file by boycotting them. And so the government is threatening to prorogue Parliament again so it doesn't have to face more detainee music.
It's more evidence from a stockpile of how the system's been brought to heel. It's democracy Canadian-style.
Oh boy. From a parliamentary democracy to a banana republic...or Big Brother's House of Shame ... in just 1,410 days. Never has a great country gone down the toilet faster.
Will the left ever unite .... or form a mighty coalition...to sweep these sinister Cons from power FOREVER?
How soon can we have a public inquiry?
When will this bad movie FINALLY be over ?