The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, also known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service or INS has claimed that they can't be held accountable for old treaties that some old guys signed years ago.
At least that is what spokesperson Eddie Hitler said when this reporter asked him about the American government's adherence to the Geneva Conventions: "It is just too inconvenient for us to deal with, we don't have to we're America, who's going to do anything about it."
In the case of Maher Arar who was on his way home to Canada when his plan stopped at New York's JFK airport, and then he was kidnapped by the United States regime, and sent to Syria for outsourced torture, the US did what it wanted, no laws applied. The Canadian government has apologized to Mr. Arar who is now safe at home in Canada.
The United States government not only hasn't apologized to Mr. Arar, but it still has him on a no fly list. That's right, if he wants more abuse from the US he won't be able to fly in.
I asked President Bush if he thought the attitude of the Citizenship and Immigration Services was detrimental to American democracy, and he said "I can't fault anybody for doing their best in the war on terror; we can't be worried about that Geneva thing. We got a world to govern."
We asked Eddie Hitler, about a large number children kept at an immigration internment camp in Texas; he told us that was jurisdiction of Department of Homeland Security, and they are above the laws. He then went on to say that it was best that I kept all that freedom of the press stuff out of site if I knew what was good for myself.
This might be this reporter's last report before moving.