Friday, October 29, 2010

He Better Serve His Full Sentence

So only shortly after admitting that he did throw the grenade that killed Sgt Speer, Omar Khadr said he's sorry to the sergeant's widow.
“I am really, really sorry for the pain I have caused you and your family,” said Mr. Khadr, now a hulking 24-year-old who bears little resemblance to the fresh-faced 15-year-old he was the day he admits he threw a grenade that killed Sergeant Christopher Speer, a special forces medic.
He deserved every bit of the condemnation that Tabitha Speers gave him:

“You will forever be a murderer in my eyes. It doesn’t matter what you say,” widow Tabitha Speer said, fighting to keep her composure in a hushed Guantanamo Bay courtroom.

“I’ve heard over and over how he’s the victim, he’s the child,” she said, glaring at Mr. Khadr. “He made a choice. My children had no choice. … [They] didn’t deserve to have their father taken by someone unworthy like you.”

That said. I hope for her sake that she is able to forgive Khadr with time. Letting herself be consumed with anger will do no more damage to him. The truly disturbing part of the story is the strategy of his legal team
His Canadian legal team will likely claim he is entitled to immediate release once he returns to Canada, based on the nine years he will have already spent in U.S. custody and that fact that he was only 15 years old when he committed the crimes.
If he is sucessful Mrs. Speer's healing process will be even more difficult.


Pissedoff said...

If Harper lets this murdorous pig back into Canada I hope he and his liberals in blue get taken down.

Martin said...

If allowed back in Canada, he will be paroled almost immediately, as the parole board is an independent body.
I am more concerned about his $10 M lawsuit, for abridgement of his Charter rights. Would this be negotiable in any deal to allow him to return? I would hope the government would make his dropping of a suit part of any deal.
If he is sprung early, then collects a huge payout, while his victims families cannot collect their judgement, relations with the US will suffer greatly.

Anonymous said...

Canada is not part of the plea bargain, despite what the lawyers have said. Khadr has to apply.

I, too, am afraid that some stupid judge will award him money once he returns to Canada. This would be the ultimate injustice to Canadians!