Obama sees to it that the light of Islam spreads to parts of the world where there is little or none at all. Some of the Gitmo headbangers were sent to Palau and Bermuda,Â Â others were distributed in Europe and now El Salvador:
Â The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of two Uighur detainees from the detention facility at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay to the Government of El Salvador.Â These detainees were subject to release from Guantanamo as a result of a court order issued on October 7, 2008 by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and are voluntarily resettling in El Salvador.
Meanwhile, back in Canada the bleeding hearts from the enemedia can’t get enough of Omar Khadr, a bomb-maker since childhood and a grenade-throwing killer by the time he was 15. This guy grew up in an al Qaeda family, his father, brothers and sisters are all hard core terrorists andÂ at present he is the prison imam in Gitmo.
Scaramouche is unimpressed:
A disgraceful Star editor whines:Â
Few Canadians lose sleep over Omar Khadr, who has spent 10 years in the rough clutches of what passes for American military justice. Yet the abuse he has suffered with the complicity of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government and that of its Liberal predecessors has shamed Canada. His expected return from Guantanamo Bay, while welcome, does us no great credit either.
As the legal machinery to repatriate Khadr creaked into motion this week Ottawa obtusely continued to express no burning desire to get him home where he will serve out his sentence for killing a U.S. soldier. Public Safety Minister Vic Toews willÂ do the Americans a favourÂ by considering transferring Khadr back here, was the official line. Such is the shabby close to an infamous case in which Ottawa refused to go to bat for one of our own.
U.S. President Barack Obama once declared Gitmo a “legal black hole” predicated on a “dangerously flawed legal approach” that “compromised our core values.” Khadr finally buckled to that ugly system in 2010 and surrendered the guilty plea to murder and war crimes that it was designed to elicit. His plea bargain was a “hellish decision” to preclude trial in a sham court and the risk of a life sentence. He got eight years, including one more at Gitmo.
Khadr, now 25, was pushed to fight in Afghanistan by his al-Qaida-linked father. He confessed to planting bombs and to throwing a grenade that killed a U.S. soldier during a firefight in 2002 when he was 15, in which he was hurt and captured. U.S. officials threatened him with gang rape, denied him counsel, deprived him of sleep, and set a precedent by charging him with war crimes as a juvenile.
The Americans now want him gone, for reasons of their own. Hopefully, he will be paroled soon after he returns. He has spent far more time behind bars than he would have in Canada, had he been convicted here in a credible court of murder as a young offender.
Through it all, as Canada’s allies successfully lobbied to free their nationals from Gitmo, the Harper government wilfully neglected Khadr. It never forcefully protested his mistreatment, criticized his prosecution, or asked for leniency. It took the obtuse view that justice was taking its course. It washed its hands of a young Canadian, leaving him to his fate. It failed a citizen, and disgraced itself.
Au contraire, blubbering Star editorialist. It is Khadr and hisÂ jihad-embracing family who washed their hand of us, and who are the disgrace. Oh, and your egegious pleading on behalf of this killer, whose mind was poisoned by his heinous pater–that’s pretty disgraceful, too.