Patrick Leahy slams Gonzales over rendition, torture [VIDEO]

Joshua Holland: There's a new sheriff in town; watch the Attorney General dodge and weave ...
This is what oversight looks like, courtesy of Senate Judiciary chair Patrick Leahy.

The clip begins with some background so if you're familiar with the case of Maher Arar -- the Canadian citizen who was stopped at JFK airport, sent to Syria to be tortured and later found to be completely innocent -- skip the first 2:40 in the video, to 4:27 (counting down) ...

Today, Arar got a formal apology from the Canadian government, along with $10.5 million in damages.
Joshua Holland is a staff writer at Alternet and a regular contributor to The Gadflyer.