Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I left my own comment, but you really should read Raphael's post first. Of course not everyone sees it this way judging from the comments over at Canadian Cynic.
Still, I think it's a good post. Collectively we don't care about Khadr and this is why.
I'm supposed to love my enemies, but I don't. I can honestly say that I don't hate anybody which is better than some, but that isn't that standard I was given to live up to. I'm supposed to love them.
:: posted by issachar, 11:03 PM
He was a child soldier and terrorist, fighting for our enemies in a foreign country.
Those who think we can simply turn Khadr loose and everything will magically be super-duper-okay are ignoring the experience of Algeria and their terrorist amnesty program.
I keep coming back to my apathy about Maher Arar. His situation wasn't the same, but I had the same apathy and that was incredibly wrong...
I think the best Canada may be able to do for him is ensure that the Geneva Conventions are followed. But as long as we remain at war with the Taliban, outright freeing him is simply not a valid option.