Vic Toews says public safety trumps the speedy return of convicted terrorist and murderer Omar Khadr to Canada.
65% of Canadians are fine with a young offender, being held without bail to be tried as an adult for murder since this isn't an uncommon occurence. The torture is a matter of opinion. Sleep deprivation, apperently 80% of north americans suffer from it. In prison its called torture by bleeding hearts. In the real world its called making a living.
Check out the facts before you spout.
-Trained by terrorists to kill americans.
-Found alive in a fire fight where dead american was killed by grenade
-Belongs to the side that threw the grenade
-That side has vowed the destruction of all americans
-He's Canadian, which since we are not at war with the US but actually are allies fighting with them, that alone violates many of our laws and laws of war. Ever hear of treason?
-half his family has died fighting and trying to kill americans
wayne, 2008-07-18 09:44:54
Marnie Tunay, 2008-07-18 01:09:31
Case in point: a Canadian judge has ruled that a Canadian citizen had his rights violated in Gitmo, to the degree that the word 'torture' could reasonably be applied to those violations. That Canadian has not yet been tried for, much less convicted of any crime. However, the majority of Canadians responding to surveys or requests for input that I've read have stated that not only do they not care that a Canadian legal minor was tortured without a trial or legal representation - but he can just rot in Gitmo for all they care.
There is no prevailing sense even in the 'enlightened' west of what it does to us to rationalize the use of methods we know to be evil.
How can we expect our enemies to have any regard for our supposedly higher order? Why should our version of democracy prevail over the world? We limit it to those we like and withhold it from those we don't. We have no qualms whatsoever about keeping undemocratic regimes in power provided only that they talk friendly and feed their resources to us first. Who cares what their subjugated subjects think about our two-facedness? Most of us don't care one whit. Just keep them oil reserves comin.'
Marnie Tunay, 2008-07-18 01:02:48