Quote: Originally Posted by MHz
"American officials had initially debated whether to try to kill him in a drone strike, a step almost never taken against U.S. citizens."
Being a US citizen is not being a part of any religion.
God still loves you.
Oh, HE does not want to be part of that debate! All will be revealed when we become worm food! Consider:
Here is an article setting the right tone for any discussion of LIE-beral policy related to Omar Khadr or national security. The article mocks Ralph Goodale as a Cdn version of the Iraqi information minister under Saddam Hussein. And the label “Comical Ali” fits our Not so Safety Minister to a `T`! With some comments of my own in brackets):
Ralph Goodale our own 'Comical Ali'
By Lorrie Goldstein, Toronto Sun. First posted: Monday, July 10, 2017 03:18 PM EDT | Updated: Monday, July 10, 2017 03:23 PM EDT
Ralph Goodale Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, hold a news conference regarding a $10.5-million payment to Omar Khadr on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, July 7, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
Khadr payoff a slap in the face to all who serve
PM defends $10.5M payout, apology to convicted terrorist Omar Khadr
Liberals two-faced on Khadr
Debate rages over $10.5M Khadr deal
Listening to Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale blame Stephen Harper for the fact the Liberals just gave an apology and $10.5 million to Omar Khadr reminds me of listening to Baghdad Bob during the Iraq war.
Baghdad Bob (aka “Comical Ali”) was the Iraqi information minister, Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, who became globally infamous for his daily summations of the war, which had no basis in reality, and which provoked international ridicule every time he spoke.
Goodale — let’s call him “Roaring Ralph” — with an assist from Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould, approached Baghdad Bob levels of disinformation last week as they executed the Trudeau government’s strategy of blaming Harper for the Khadr mess the Liberals created.
“The Harper government refused to repatriate Mr. Khadr or otherwise resolve the matter. They could have, but they didn’t,” Goodale declared.
Except Goodale omitted that in so doing, Harper was merely continuing the policy of the Jean Chretien/Paul Martin Liberal governments from 2002 until they lost power in 2006.
(And WHY should any Cdn WANT to repatriate a proven terrorist with a clear hatred of western values? Oh Khadr is happy to be home now living on welfare and Cdn charity that has to be more comfortable than living in a mud hut or a cave and our charity certainly has to be better than Gitmo prison. But really- how much of the Islamic jihadist fire is still buried in the Khadr mind? Can we EVER fully trust him and do we even want to try? For most Cdns the answer is a FIRM NO!)
The Liberals made no effort to repatriate Khadr. They merely asked the Americans that he not be sent to Guantanamo, and happily dropped the issue when the Americans said no.
The Liberals just wanted the Khadr story to go away because they were embarrassed Chretien had intervened on behalf of Khadr’s terrorist father, Ahmed Said Khadr, in 1996, when he was being held on suspicion of terrorism in Pakistan.
Following Chretien’s request that Ahmed Khadr be treated fairly, Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto released him, whereupon he returned to Canada and soon after moved his family to Pakistan, where Omar began his terrorist training under the Taliban and the elder Khadr’s confidante, Osama bin Laden.
(Of course papa Khdr got into Canada in the first place after LIE-beral Chretien invited the Italians to release bomb maker Papa Khadr from the JAIL they had him locked up in for blowing people up! Papa Khadr was only too have to come to Canada and sire 3 sons and several daughters that Our idiot Boy Justin says we cannot deport! Why a LIE-beral would want anything to do with these people is a complete mystery- and probably a sign of mental instability!)
Wilson-Raybould said the Khadr settlement showed “rights are not subject to the whims of the government of the day.” Except she omitted “the government of the day,” which the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 2010 had violated Khadr’s rights, was the Chretien-Martin government.
Why? Because it twice sent interrogators to question Khadr in Guantanamo in 2003 and 2004, and shared the information they obtained with his American captors, knowing they had used sleep deprivation to try and get Khadr to crack.
Someone should remind Goodale and Wilson-Raybould that Khadr was repatriated in 2012, under the Harper government, however reluctantly, while the Chretien/Martin government made no attempt to repatriate him from 2002 to 2006.
(It’s the usual LIE-beral hypocrisy- why let FACTS get in the way of a good story? Especially if the FAKE NEWS makes LIE-berals look better!)
And that the 2010 Supreme Court decision did not require the Trudeau Liberals to reach the settlement with Khadr they announced last week, nor did it require the Harper government to try to repatriate Khadr.
The Trudeau government was free to defend itself against Khadr’s $20-million civil suit for violating his Charter rights, something many Canadians would have preferred, even if it meant a higher court-imposed award than the $10.5 million the Liberals handed him.
(If LIE-berals or their hug a thug judges truly believe that they were legally obligated under our Charter to reward Khadr in this way then either there is something SERIOUSLY wrong with the training of our senior judges or there is some major flaw in our Charter or BOTH! How any Cdn can believe that Khadr is owed anything after voluntarily leaving Canada, fighting with a foreign army in another country- against Cdn allies and then getting captured and imprisoned by foreigners should be seen as a sign of madness in any Cdn friendly to Khadr!)
(If Khadr feels he is owed something then let him seek it from his vile mother who aided his father to indoctrinate him as a child soldier and then let him travel across the world to join an army fighting against Canada! Or let Khadr seek redress from the Taliban that he made bombs for! Or best of all- let him sue the Yankees who shot him and imprisoned him- but I do ask that if Khadr wants to sue the Yankees then PLEASE do us a favour-after all you do owe us something for the $10 million- and alert the camera people at Americas Funniest Home Videos! Watching Khadr explain exactly how the west has mistreated him should be good for HUGE laughs!)
Canadians who believe Khadr was a child soldier forced into terrorism by his father and that he should never have been sent to Guantanamo can legitimately criticize Harper for failing to act with any urgency on his behalf, just as Chretien and Martin failed to do before him.
But the hypocritical Liberals, who only started caring about Khadr’s rights after Harper defeated them in 2006, have zero credibility on this issue. None.
lgoldstein at postmedia