While I can understand after all this time of incarceration, torture & mind control the desire to extract oneself from this horrid situation. Also being fully aware I am not in Omar Khadr shoes, he just did the US government the biggest favour they could have ever asked for.
And not just the US government as a whole, the Obama administration benefited prior to an election this was also a gift to the Harper government in Canada. Sparing them before a possible election from the ugly face that would have been exposed, the face of complicity in the torture and abuse of a child.
An ugly face for all to see that left a Canadian citizen to rot and be tortured. Something no other government in the world had done.
I had Omar Khadr's Guantanamo interrogation tape posted, the link is there
There was also this news that a Soldiers report and photo cast doubt on Khadr's guilt
A U.S. soldier reported that he accidentally stepped on Omar Khadr following a firefight in Afghanistan because Khadr was covered in rubble, casting doubt on whether the 15-year-old Canadian could have thrown the grenade that fatally wounded Delta Force soldier Christopher Speer.
Identified only as "Soldier # 2," it's expected he will testify that he "inadvertently stood on top of (Khadr) and thought he was standing on a 'trap door' because the ground did not seem solid," a motion submitted to the court states.
The soldier then "bent down to move the brush away to see what was beneath him and discovered that he was standing on a person; and that Mr. Khadr appeared to be 'acting dead,' " the motion continued.Khadr's defence team told a military judge here Friday that this soldier's testimony will be key at trial because it proves the Toronto-born captive could not have thrown the grenade
What makes the evidence even more compelling is there is a photo, an actual photo of Khadr buried under the rubble
A photo of Khadr buried under the rubble!
Then this post: Omar Khadr - A Canadian Citizen tried in a US Kangaroo Court
A U.S. military commander modified a report on a firefight in Afghanistan to pin the blame for a U.S. soldier's death on Omar Khadr, a defence lawyer alleged Thursday.
Khadr tortured in Afghanistan:
Khadr's interrogators included members of a unit implicated in the December 2002 beating deaths of two Afghan detainees, named Dilawar and Habibullah, Kuebler said.
"We learned today that those interrogations were conducted by members of the military intelligence unit whose members were implicated in numerous allegations of detainee abuse in Bagram, and in fact the deaths of two detainees," Kuebler told CTV Newsnet from Guantanamo Bay."As we now know, contrary to what the administration has been saying for years, there is no eyewitness who can say Omar Khadr threw a hand grenade at anybody," Edney said from Edmonton.
He couldn't have thrown the hand grenade if he was buried under rubble.
Still the Canadian government let the child Omar Khadr age 15, rot in Afghanistan, then at Guantanamo.
Khadr was interrogated in a coercive manner, refresh you memory on the true value of a coerced confession, here. What real value in coerced confession ?
Watch that video, of the child, who confesses to the murder of his sister, thanks to the coercive methods used by interrogators. Watch it and really think about what these techniques do to the mind. How these coercive techniques cause confusion, fear and disorientation. Then picture 15 year old Khadr, shot, three bullets, beaten, used as a mop being coerced into a confession.
Now that I have refreshed your memory, as well as my own back to today's news.
A plea deal was reached, Khadr plead guilty to all charges in exchange for freedom, the ability to return to the country of his birth? No details. But this much is obvious.
He spared the governments of two countries much embarrassment.
Neither nation deserved to be spared.
A young Canadian terrorism suspect accepted a plea deal Monday that will make him eligible to leave Guantanamo Bay prison in a year, sparing the Obama administration the spectacle of putting the first child soldier on trial for war crimes in modern times.
Officials of the controversial military commission kept secret the length of the sentence agreed to for Omar Ahmed Khadr, who was 15 when he was captured in AfghanistanHilary Clinton Intervened in boy soldier plea deal
The plea deal spares the U.S. government the need to try Khadr for the crimes he is alleged to have committed
Hillary Clinton aimed at resolving a case that was becoming an embarrassment for the Obama administration. (A child, no evidence....)Can't have that, a child, lack of evidence, or fabricated evidence like Pat Tillman?
In a statement last summer, a top United Nations official had condemned the prosecution of Khadr, which began under President George W. Bush but continued under Obama, saying that “child soldiers … must be treated as victims” not war criminals.
“You don’t want to make Khadr the poster child for military commissions”
The Canadian Foreign Ministry has no comment, saying only the matter is between Omar Khadr and the US government"
"This matter is between Mr. Khadr and the U.S. government, and we will not have further comment on this today."
To all the Canadians that read this, keep this thought in mind.
Your government will hang you out to dry should unsubstantiated charges be laid against you by another country. Should you be subjected to abuse and torture. Even if you are a child. Sold down the river.