Khadr’s grace in­spir­ing

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

“The first ca­su­alty of war is al­ways the truth.” In the mat­ter of the cap­ture of the un­con­scious, in­jured, 15-year-old Cana­di­an­born child named Omar Khadr, I do not know the whole truth any more than any­one else.

From my rec­ol­lec­tion of the mat­ter, he was liv­ing at his fa­ther’s com­pound or home when it was bombed, and an en­su­ing fire storm oc­curred that ended with one liv­ing fighter and the un­con­scious child the only sur­vivors.

The fire fighter was shot, and Khadr was cap­tured and in­ter­ro­gated prior to send­ing him to the prison camp in Guan­tanamo Bay.

That he was left there and suf­fered abuse and tor­ture for many years is, or should be, a great sor­row and shame to all Cana­di­ans.

In my opin­ion, the com­pen­sa­tion is too lit­tle and far too late, but Mr Khadr’s grace makes me proud that he is a Cana­dian and I wish him ev­ery suc­cess as I un­der­stand he hopes to be­come a nurse. Mar­ion E. MacCal­lum, Char­lot­te­town

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