The Harper government is disappointed with Hamid Karzai’s demand that all American-held detainees be turned over to Afghan authorities.
“Canada demarched the Afghan government on this issue,” a spokesman for Foreign Minister John Baird told Postmedia News. “Our diplomats have expressed in the strongest terms Canada’s disappointment with the government of Afghanistan’s handling of this matter,” Joseph Lavoie said. “We also underscored that transitioning full security responsibility to Afghan control is an important process that must be carefully managed, with effective co-ordination among (International Security Assistance Force) partners.”
Meanwhile, the squabble over images of detainee hairdos could result in a Charter challenge.