Khadr’s grace inspiring
“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