Greg Weston outlines WHY the opposition MUST reject the Conservatives latest stalling tactic:
"No one seems to know how long it will take Iacobucci to complete his review, but the move could plausibly put the whole issue out of the public spotlight until after a fall election."
The government will have a motivating argument to triggering a fall election, in the same way they forced one in 2008. Parliament may not reconvene, so if the Conservatives can run out the clock this spring, the detainee question might never reach crescendo. Couple this concern with a budget next year, that can no longer avoid tough and unpopular decisions, the rationale to go this fall becomes quite sound from their perspective, maybe even a necessity.
Weston, with one more succinct point, that has always "said it all" from my perspective:
"For a government with nothing to hide, it is certainly going to extraordinary lengths to hide it."