Refreshing to read Khadr observations
RE: Khadr cartoon and editorial July 7
The reaction of many is nicely captured by Graeme MacKay’s cartoon, showing an almost apoplectic person. Certainly it expresses the feelings of many Canadians and in particular that of the Conservative party. It was refreshing to read John Roe making some very astute and balanced observations.
Leader Andrew Scheer and very-much-involved-with Khadr-in- the-past Stephen Harper have already weighed in with very negative comments about this decision. We might remember that the governments of Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper were at times in power during this decade-plus ordeal. By now the money has been transferred to Khadr. It would be interesting to find out how his saviour activist lawyer Dennis Edney will be compensated for all his pro bono work. Also if the small King’s College, outside Edmonton, will get a gift in recognition of its professors who have stood by Khadr, ensuring he received a basic education. In early days some even ventured down to that GITMO hellhole to be with him.
My chances of finding out are likely on par with the Conservatives stopping hammering the Liberals for making this “disgusting payout” ... our Supreme Court be damned. Sound familiar? Richard Ring, Grimsby