Sunday, May 01, 2005

You'd see the truth, but you close your eyes

Here's something that seems like it ought to get more airtime, considering the current Liberal strategy of constantly blaring "Wait for Gomery to finish, that'll clear things up." Paragraph K of the commission's binding terms of inquiry: k) the Commissioner be directed to perform his duties without expressing any conclusion or recommendation regarding the civil or criminal liability of any person or organization and to ensure that the conduct of the inquiry does not jeopardize any ongoing criminal investigation or criminal proceedings; The inquiry has already, by the rules creating it, been disallowed from coming to any conclusion. No blame can officially be placed, no doubt to the glee of the CBC et al; it makes spinning the story so much easier. One might be tempted to ask what the point of such a commission is, if it's not allowed to act on its findings. But then, that's obvious, isn't it? (Via Small Dead Animals.)

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