Who is Craig Scott? His website describes him as having “done substantial work on the Afghan detainee (Taliban) issue” that has obsessed the NDP since 2006, when the party first raised the issue of mistreatment of Taliban prisoners.
While Canadian troops were dying fighting the Taliban, the NDP’s then-defence critic, Dawn Black, was asking the Conservatives to ensure the Taliban caught while committing war crimes were not mistreated.
On the eve of the May, 2011 election, the baton was picked up by Scott, who wrote an op-ed asking voters to defeat the Conservatives because, according to him “… Canada’s government has deliberately maintained a policy of transferring detainees in Afghanistan to Afghan intelligence services in full knowledge of the torture practices of those agencies and thus of the risks faced by each transferred detainee.”
Scott has not just stood up for the rights of our enemy, he has spoken up for some of the nastiest.
Word on the street is that he's really into hand-jobs. too. Getting them or giving, it's all good.