The high cost of Lindhout's kidnapping

Canadian security agencies, especially CSIS, failed Canada in the case of Amanda Lindhout, who spent 15 months in captivity in Somalia. The failure extends to the RCMP, the Department of Foreign Affairs, National Defence and the Canadian Somali community. However, the Prime Minister's Office merits credit for not negotiating with Amanda's kidnappers.

Bhupinder Liddar
Published: Wednesday, 12/16/2009 12:00 am EST

Canadian security agencies, especially CSIS, failed Canada in the case of Amanda Lindhout, who spent 15 months in captivity in Somalia. The failure extends to the RCMP, the Department of Foreign Affairs, National Defence and the Canadian Somali community. However, the Prime Minister's Office merits credit for not negotiating with Amanda's kidnappers.

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