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Patrick Leahy slams Gonzales over rendition, torture [VIDEO]

Joshua Holland: There's a new sheriff in town; watch the Attorney General dodge and weave ...
 
 
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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 .

 
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