Mr. Speaker, let us take a direct look at that statement just made.
Here is what Mr. Mulroney actually said: “We never, ever transferred anyone if we thought there was a substantial risk of torture”. The member has made a complete misstatement of fact.
He said, “We knew that there were problems in the Afghan system, but we developed a robust monitoring system”.
Those are the words of an individual closest to the mission, in the best position to make these assessments.
He continued, “I didn't agree with his assertion that everybody who went into the NDS was tortured, that the detainees were all farmers or probably all innocent. This is where I think he went from an observation to speculation”.
Those are the words of Mr. Mulroney in his testimony yesterday.