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.