Well, before you start to feel sypmathy for this Al Qaeda-linked, Guantanamo-imprisoned, caught-in-the-act-of-illegal-combat "kid", imagine a "kid" of neo-Nazi skinhead orientation putting on a similar bawly act to garner public sympathy and calls for his freedom and return to his own country. Can you imagine yourself feeling sympathy for a weeping skinhead? Me neither. Nor should you feel any sympathy for any associate or member of Al Qaeda, particularly one captured in the act.
A retired U.S. soldier who was ambushed by armed fighters holed up in the mud compound where Omar Khadr was captured said on Tuesday the Canadian deserves to be at Guantanamo Bay.
Sergeant Layne Morris said he had not seen the dramatic interrogation video released by Mr. Khadr's lawyers, in which the young detainee cries for help, but he brushed off the footage as a public relations exercise.
Sgt. Morris said the defence lawyers' strategy seemed to be to win sympathy for their client, and that he found it "troublesome" the public had to be constantly reminded of what Mr. Khadr is alleged to have done six years ago.
"My lasting image of Omar is of him crouched in the rubble waiting for U.S. troops to get close enough so he could take one of them out, and he did that successfully and that is the underlying reason why we're all here in the first place," Sgt. Morris said.
"Omar is not a kid that was just snatched up off the street somewhere and has been wrongly charged and judged unfairly. I think he is precisely where he needs to be. He's earned that stay."
I don't believe youth should excuse anyone from hateful ideology and murder. If it is to be, then the Left must also excuse, for example, white supremacist teens caught killing minorities or hateful teens caught in the act of bashing flamboyant skinny guys they found walking down the street holding one anothers' hands. The Left will have to consider this, too, when considering whether to excuse the hatefulness and murderous violence of Omar Khadr, whose own late father was a comrade of none other than Osama bin Laden and whose family admits to being with Al Qaeda...
If Khadr's fate was left up to the same far-left Quebec judge who freed Karla Homolka without conditions, you can rest assured that the little Islamofascist would be walking freely amongst us just like that! Thank goodness that isn't the case, however. The US Forces is far more intelligent than some far-left "judge" in the most far-left jurisdiction in Canada.