Having been closely monitoring my friends over at the Liblogs, I can say that they are certainly treating Torturegate as their chosen controversy of the week. Given their outlandish overreaction to past contrived controversies, it is difficult to take them seriously on any issue, serious or otherwise. At this juncture they have moved past the fault that lies at the feet of the previous Liberal Administration and are focused on the current Government being reluctant to release sensitive information into the public sphere. For an appropriate representative sample of Liberal Bloggers, read this nut's assertion on rules of engagement for our Armed Forces...
I suppose nobody told them that the Mark Cuban movie bombed. The Liblogs even have their "youth wing" breaking news on foreign policy. How cute. I have a 16 year old niece that is very intelligent and I believe has a bright future. But she really has no idea what is going on in the world outside her high school. Since when are the young, adolescent Liberals who have not experienced the World going to lecture us on foreign policy?
They are furious because the government refuses to turn over all our documents that include sensitive information on military operations over to peacenick blowhards like Layton and Dosangh for some Parliamentary justice. If the military would like to conduct an internal investigation, I trust them to do so honourably and in accordance with Canadian law. I trust my Armed Forces to do the right thing. If the Liblogs want to answer Rosemary Barton's carrion call and shove this down the public's throat, then I will continue to defend my Government and my Armed Forces.
I would recommend reading some of my own blogging archives on the subject of torturegate:
I basically started out by watching Peter MacKay on the Evan Soloman Show and I wrote. Peter MacKay Owns Evan Soloman.
Bothered by Liberals accusing my Defense Minister of war crimes, I asked the question about Colvin's Moral Obligation on this issue. The Liberal Blogosphere responded with furry. I never said he committed war crimes, I simply asked if he had the moral obligation to inform his superiors of what he suspected verbally.
The next piece that I wrote was Slander and I assume you can understand why. Liberals were accusing me of slandering Richard Colvin while they were themselves slandering Peter MacKay.
I started following the Liblogs and wrote Liblog Amnesia about the LPC hypocrisy. Then I wrote Cleaning up a Liberal Mess which is a true story by the way.
Then I started reading the Colvin testimony and wrote Colvin Testimony to present some highlights. Then I wrote I support Peter MacKay and I stand by that claim.
With Ottawa out of session, I will have more free time to read the rest of the Testimony and write about it.