No Transfer For Khadr

12 years in prison, a chunk of that in Guantanamo, and it’s not enough to justify transferring the former teenage soldier to a regular prison. From the Edmonton Journal:

The federal government said it “welcomed” the court’s decision. “Omar Ahmed Khadr pleaded guilty to heinous crimes …” said Public Safety Minister Stephen Blaney. “The Government of Canada will continue to vigorously defend against any attempt to lessen his punishment for these crimes.”

Well, at least his lawyer’s going to appeal. We want other cultures to act civilized but ours demands vengeance for a teenage combatant who, again, rotted in Guantanamo for eight years. Doesn’t make Canada look good.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “No Transfer For Khadr”

  1. For a long time now Canada has never looked good. Thank this current trend to Stephen Harper!

  2. Why was he denied his right to be charged under the Y O A ?
    If he had done what was charged with here, after all of these years,he’d be free already.

    Bad Judge.

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