Friday, April 24, 2015

Canada's stunning hypocrisy on Children and Armed Conflict

There is no nation among the Nations of Virtue more virtuous than Canada. For a wee insight into just how great we are, just check out the leading role Canada has played in protecting children the world over from being used as pawns in armed conflict.

Makes you proud to be a Canadian, doesn't it?

Unfortunately, those warm fuzzies fly out the window pretty fast when you consider the case of Omar Khadr, Canada's very own Canadian child soldier.

Khadr was seriously injured when he was picked up by US forces in Afghanistan at the age of 15. He was tortured, held in Gitmo for ten years, found guilty of war crimes in a kangaroo court, and continues to be imprisoned in Canada.

Today a court ruled that he should be granted bail while his convictions in the Gitmo proceedings are appealed.

That was a red flag for the Harper gang. All that posturing about the rights of children was apparently just that; posturing.

According to our Government, the 15 year old child soldier Omar Khadr was guilty of "heinous war crimes," and they will be appealing the bail decision forthwith.

That's utterly disgusting.

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