Treachery trumps truth for Omar Khadr

Many of the more dubious ‘facts’ swirling around Omar Khadr have been manufactured by devious people with self-serving, fear-based schemes

Many of the more dubious ‘facts’ swirling around Omar Khadr have been manufactured by devious people with self-serving, fear-based schemes.

Never before has a Canadian government callously and publicly abused a child for the sins of his father. After a hapless child soldier is subjected to years of torture in a military prison, it is next to impossible to know what thoughts and beliefs may take root in the victim’s mind, nor where his notion of truth begins and fantasy ends.

Who among us would condone the incarceration of a child in such hellish conditions?

Over the years our Prime Minister has gone out of his way to insure Omar Khadr was not treated fairly nor judged impartially.

For years Harper has been using Khadr as a bogeyman to promote his bogus tough-on-crime agenda.

If Mister Harper had originally thought the Conservatives could make more political points, and garner more financial contributions, by portraying Omar Khadr as an unfortunate misguided waif raised by a fiendishly cruel jihadi terrorist father, then there would be countless pictures in the media showing a wide-smiling Stephen Harper embracing poor little Omar.

Lloyd Atkins

 

Salmon Arm Observer