……Brennan Guigue comments.
Sunday, July 9, 2017
The Khadr settlement has nothing to do with Omar Khadr……it has to do with Canada’s complicity in the torture of a human being.
Ottawa is apologizing for its lack of adherence to the values Canadians profess to hold dear.
Get off this trip about the soldiers who died by his actions. When U.S. Marines went into that house, they went in with guns blazing. Khadr’s throwing of the grenade was simply the knee- jerk reaction of a scared 15 year-old kid.
Why isn’t it okay to argue that kids of his age are not capable of making rational adult decisions as their brains have still more development to undergo?
He’s an adult now because he was held in an adult prison – which was infinitely worse than the public was led to believe – and subjected to devastating mental, emotional, AND (yes) physical torture – for several years of his childhood.
Is it so hard to believe that a smart, manipulative, scheming adult couldn’t have indoctrinated a young, impressionable teenager into believing he was involved in something honourable or righteous?
Okay…..then if a 25, 26, or even 30 year-old has sex with a 16 year-old girl because……she wanted to, why do we condemn the man involved as a predator, or rapist?
After all, EVERY single person in uniform going into a HOT ZONE EXPECTS TO BE IN THE LINE OF FIRE!
They, as adults, enter into that risk freely and willingly, knowing their enemy is NOT going to be throwing tulips at them.
I am not trying to diminish the sympathies felt for the family and friends of the deceased soldier….they are no doubt suffering for their loss.
I just think everyone should keep things in perspective.
The lack of financial support for our physically and mentally wounded veterans should not be placed at the feet of Omar Khadr….that problem existed long before he came along.
Once again though, here’s the Toronto Sun, Liberal-hating RAG of a newspaper, distracting people from serious issues.
Oh, by the way……
I have been meaning to ask you, Mr. Editor, why aren’t you advocating for a national day of mourning for all the wrongfully convicted, or all those who’ve been murdered by police?
Hey….I don’t anticipate a worthwhile response……., just curious.