>It seems so obvious: if terror is so bad that we need a war on it, then maybe we shouldn’t use terror in the form of torturing suspected individuals. Animal Farm.
“A software engineer falsely accused of being a terrorist by Canadian police was shipped to Syria by the United States, where he was imprisoned and tortured, according to a Canadian commission.
“The 2 1/2-year commission of inquiry into the case of Syrian-born Maher Arar exonerated him of all suspicion of terrorist activity and urged the Canadian government to pay compensation.
“They arrested me. They never told me what they had against me,” Arar tells CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian. “I was a disappeared person. My family did not know where I was. I knew I was sent to Syria to be tortured.”