Saturday, December 18, 2010

WikiLeaks: Torture nation USA annoyed Canada didn't criticize Cuba

Uh oh, Canada didn't tow the line..

U.S. diplomats criticized a Harper cabinet minister who visited Cuba last year for not publicly chastising the government for its human rights record, according to documents published by WikiLeaks.

"A series of recent visits has shown the different approaches that foreign governments have taken to highlight, or not, Cuba's sorry human rights record," the cable, written by a U.S. diplomat and dated Nov. 24, 2009, states.

And of course, Canada (or anyone in power for that matter) will attack the messenger...

Melissa Lantsman, a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon, said in an email that he wouldn't comment on the leaked documents.

"Irresponsible leaks like these are deplorable and do not serve anybody's national interests," she wrote. "The perpetrators of these leaks may threaten our national security."

Hahaha, STFU, the only thing threatened here is your dignity.

Read more here.

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