Once again Omar Khadr is facing the Guantanamo kangaroo court. As has been the case, Canada’s Crusty Government will study its shoes and pretend nothing is happening:
“Unlike other Western governments who secured the release of their citizens, Canada has refused to intervene in Khadr’s case. A Foreign Affairs official here to observe today’s hearing said she could not comment.”
I don’t know why we are not interested in protecting the rights of our citizens any more. Yes the Khadrs are odious, but I don’t recall where it says that our laws or our diplomatic corps are only to serve nice people. The fact that the government-appointed military attorneys and judges have already scuttled this process twice before is probably a sign that the Canadian government ought to step in and say to Washington “Look, this isn’t working, your military people – those that ought to be most interesting in ‘getting’ Khadr – have already repeatedly found fault with the process, it’s time for this to end.”
It is shameful that we will not step in and end this poorly-conceived process as directed against someone whose fitness to stand trial is seriously in doubt.