Khadr’s confession has no validity
RE: Our laws say we owe Khadr (July 6)
Kudos to The Spectator for supporting our government’s compensation payment to Omar Khadr. Ironically, the Americans who tortured him and kept him illegally imprisoned for years are suing him for more than 13 times his compensation for his being tortured and illegally imprisoned.
Khadr’s confession to five war crimes came under extreme duress and therefore has no validity. That a badly wounded boy could throw a grenade at American soldiers who had killed all around him and tried to kill him is unbelievable.
Moreover the Americans were the aggressors in a nation upon which they declared war and must accept the consequences of their actions. To change the rules of war after the fact demonstrates their arrogance and disregard for the rights of man. David R. Beasley, Simcoe