Backing Canada up on our nasty little endeavor is France - a country remembered for torture and group punishment during its war against Algeria. (See this photo [WARNING: Explicit], from this archive.)
PARIS - The French foreign affairs minister is defending the treatment of Afghan prisoners by Canadian soldiers.
Bernard Kouchner said Friday that France has total confidence in Canada when it comes to the way captured Afghans have been treated. ...
See here for an excellent backgrounder on Kouchner, by longtime European correspondent Diana Johnstone. Also see ZNet for the ongoing scandal of French President Sarkozy's Mossad connections:
The influential French daily Le Figaro last week revealed that the French leader once worked for -- and perhaps still does, it hinted -- Israeli intelligence as a sayan (Hebrew for helper), one of the thousands of Jewish citizens of countries other than Israel who cooperate with the katsas (Mossad case-officers).