Khadr: Justice must prevail
The Editor, I write of course in response to the August 23 letter ‘Khadr Case: Let’s stick to the facts.’
To that author I say, “Sorry, not going to happen.”
A rather ham-handed attempt on his part to box me in and fight on his terms. This is Op/Ed not a court of law.
The slavish devotion to the factual is what allows this sort of atrocity (the payoff) to happen.
A very long time ago a prominent Montreal lawyer in turning down my case said, “Do not go looking to the law for justice.”
Or, as Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “This is a court of law, not a court of justice.”
In Ontario this year at least 46 alleged criminals have been set free as their right to a speedy trial was deemed to have been violated by some learned judge somewhere.
Three murder cases, some sexual assault, others. All perfectly legal but certainly not just.
Omar Khadr was a terrorist, you could even argue it was in his DNA. Successive CDN governments should have left him where he was. I am positive his handling by the US authorities was all perfectly legal.
Now that Mike Duffy has slithered back to the light of day it will be interesting to see our PM’s response. Will he save the taxpayers’ money and cut the cheque?
Robin Poston, Dalkeith
“Slavish devotion to the factual allows this sort of atrocity to happen.”