Detainee Issue Seen as Eclipsing Whole Afghan Mission Debate

Omar Samad and Deepak Obhrai are worried concern over Afghan prisoners is distracting from a wider debate on Canada's future in Afghanistan, but opposition MPs say it's part-and-parcel of the whole mission.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 02/06/2008 12:00 am EST

Afghan Ambassador Omar Samad is worried the ongoing Parliamentary furore over the treatment of Afghan detainees is overshadowing the debate over Canada's future role in the country.

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