Thursday, October 28, 2010

Khadr situation update

Now that a guilty plea has been entered, here's what's left to consider:

Are we all proud of our government and their friends now? Is this the sort of legal world for which our 'heroes' are fighting? Thanks, but no thanks!

Here is the paragraph from Mr Worthington's article which is particularly reprehensible;

"Despite signing the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children in armed conflict on July 7, 2000, and advocating on the world stage for the rights of child soldiers from other countries, the Canadian government acted illegally in sending interrogators to interview Khadr at Guantánamo in 2003, and violated his rights under Canadian law."

The Supreme Court of Canada issued the decision that declared our government's actions illegal, and thus this issue is not a matter of opinion but of Canadian jurisprudence. Do you support the rule of law or not?

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