try to catch the deluge in a paper cup (primroseburrows) wrote,
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup

So. The 9/11 masterminds will get a criminal trial in a civilian court, but former child soldier Omar Khadr is still going to face a military tribunal. Apparently the reason is that certain evidence that would be prohibited in a civilian court (translation: evidence obtained under torture harsh interrogation techniques) will likely be accepted in a military court (surprise, surprise!).

This is all despite the fact that a. Khadr was fifteen years old at the time of his arrest, and b. evidence he might not even be guilty. And if that's not enough, let's add some insult to all this injury. Khad'rs own (minority) government is refusing to extradite him.

WTF, people? Since when are child soldiers treated like this? I thought there was supposed to be a law against that.

I'm completely unsurprised by Stephen Harper's actions, but I didn't expect Barack Obama to go along with Bush-era policies. Not, on, Mr. President. Not on at ALL.
Tags: barack obama, omar khadr, politics:canada, politics:us, stephen harper, wtf
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