Bring back Khadr, former PM says
Former prime minister Paul Martin said Sunday that Canada should lobby to bring back Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr.
“I think Bill Graham, who was foreign affairs minister at the time, said it the best. Which was, ‘If we had known then what we know now, then we would have taken strenuous steps to repatriate Mr. Khadr to Canada,' Mr. Martin told CTV's Question Period in an interview broadcast Sunday.
The former prime minister conceded that it is “easy” to operate with the benefit of hindsight, but said, “We should have repatriated him, and I believe that we should do it now.”
Mr. Martin didn't specify Sunday what exactly he knows now that he didn't know before, but his remarks are consistent with those made by other members of the former Liberal government, including Mr. Graham.
Anne McLellan, Irwin Cotler and current Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion all now say either that they were unaware of the extent of the abuse allegations involving Mr. Khadr or that it is time he was tried in a Canadian court.
So it's a case of, if I was in power now, what I knew then...wouldn't matter! This video is from a source I normally wouldn't use, but it is a good example of why Khadr needs to be left where he is until the trial is over.
George even calls Khadr a "soldier", now that is an insult to all our men and women who serve our country. Personally, I have no problem with letting the US judicial system hold a trial to determine whether Khadr is guilty or innocent, but from that video it seems pretty conclusive. Oh, how the Khadr family must wish the Liberals were still in power, didn't they get Daddy Warmonger released from Pakistan? Now they want his little terrorist son home too?
Liberals, if they aren't marching with Hezbollah supporters (Coderre), or partying with Tamil Tigers (too numerous to list), they are crying for a terrorist to be brought home. Well, Annie get our guns, let him live with you, or maybe Martin can give him a job on one of his cocaine, not Canadian flag flying ships. Liberals buying the terrorist vote wherever they go!