Omar Khadr

Omar Khadr was a 15-year old Canadian citizen who went to Afghanistan to defend it against illegal American invaders. A group of American soldiers attacked and he allegedly shot and killed one in self-defence. American locked him in Guantánamo torture camp and held him without charge or trial. Legally, Khadr should have been treated as a child soldier or failing that at least as a P.O.W. Canada did nothing to help him and even refused to co-operate in a plea bargain where he could choose between confessing to a long list of crimes and a jail sentence in Canada or indefinite detention. I am absolutely disgusted with both the USA and Canada for their contempt for law. This is pure bully mentality — might makes right. Khadr did nothing wrong. Even if he did shoot an American soldier, he had every right to defend his country of origin and to shoot illegal invaders, especially when they attacked him.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)