Is Trudeau a fan of ter­ror­ists?

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: Our laws say we owe Khadr (June 6)

Omar Khadr was old enough to know right from wrong when fol­lowed in his ter­ror­ist fa­ther’s foot­steps and joined al-Qaida. Omar Khadr was also old enough to be held re­spon­si­ble for his ac­tions when he threw a grenade at two U.S. sol­diers, killing one and per­ma­nently dis­abling the other (this was af­ter be­ing given the op­por­tu­nity to peace­fully leave with the women and chil­dren). There­fore, what re­spon­si­bil­ity does the Cana­dian gov­ern­ment have to as­sure that Khadr be re­leased from U.S. cus­tody con­trary to U.S. law and pol­icy?

This is just an­other ex­am­ple of how far Justin Trudeau’s style of lead­er­ship dif­fers from that of his fa­ther: Pierre would never had made a deal with a con­victed ter­ror­ist, or help one sub­vert an al­lied na­tion’s law. This is what he told me and my fel­low stu­dents in 1979 at our high school, dur­ing a visit, while tak­ing ques­tions dur­ing aQ& A ses­sion. Pierre Trudeau was no fan of ter­ror­ists so why is his son Justin? Mike Girdle­stone, Hamil­ton

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