Omar Khadr is a guest of the US taxpayer at Club Gitmo.   HIs lawyers have released a tape of Khadr crying, “Ya Umi”  which is “Oh Mommy” in Arabic.  Khadr’d lawyers hope to use the tape to win sympathy for Khadr’s release.

Layne Morris, United States Army (retired) offers no sympathy for Khadr.  Morris was blinded by Khadr.

Khadr’s lawyers want him released due to his age, fifteen, at the time of his arrest.

This strikes me a Menendez brothers defense, pleading for mercy because they were orphans.

So what do we know?

Khadr is an enemy combatent, captured on the batttlefield.   If Khadr was old enough to freely throw a grenade at American Fighting Men, he is old enough to take his lumps like a soldier.   Khadr’s age at the time is not relevant.

That Khadr fought as soldier and must take his punishement as a soldier, does not mean that he is a good soldier.   Hint good soldiers don’t cry out for Mommy.

That al Qaeda was taken to recruiting and fielding such babes in arms damns al Qaeda.   Khadr’s shame falls not on the military which captured him, but rather on the military, al Qaeda, which recruited and fielded  him.

I would call Khadr an embrassment to his uniform, but alas al Qaeda does not have uniforms.

I would not put too much heed into Khadr’s words.  He is a liar:

Peeling off his orange prisoner shirt, he shows the wounds and complains he cannot move his arms, saying he has not received proper medical attention, despite requests.

It is rather impossible to peel off your shirt, if you can’t move your arms.



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  1. Hypocrisy of the “Repatriate Omar Khadr to Canada” Movement

    As soon as the Gitmo interrogation tape of Omar Khadr hit the Internet, the blogosphere was flooded with demands to repatriate him to Canada. This wave is reminiscent of a Soviet campaign to free Luis Corvalán from the “fascist regime” of Augusto Pinochet thirty five years ago. The scenario is strikingly similar. A “victim” held by “fascist regimes” this time run by Bush and Harper, and a public outcry for justice. Except for the fact that Luis Corvalán didn’t kill anyone and didn’t fight for a terrorist group that wants to impose Sharia.

    The “repatriate Khadr” crowd describes him as “a child”, “a kid”, “a boy”, and even “a torture victim”, with no facts to substantiate the torture claims notwithstanding. They complain about Khadr being mistreated, again, without anything to back up their claims. Some of them are outraged about “child abuse.” And they all scream for justice.

    They want justice? OK, let’s talk about JUSTICE. What about justice for Sgt. First Class Christopher J. Speer, who was (according to an eyewitness) murdered by this “child”? What about justice for Tabitha Speer, who is a widow because of this “kid”? What about justice for Taryn and Tanner Speer, who are left without a father by this “a boy”? And what about all those Afghani civilians and NATO troops who are a little bit safer because this “torture victim” is behind bars? How many of these “repatriate Khadr” hypocrites concern themselves with justice for real victims? In literally hundreds of posts, we couldn’t find a single one.

    One would ask, what is the reason for this idiocy? The answer is simple. Ignorance. Complete and utter ignorance. Let’s forget for a second that Omar Khadr killed Christopher Speer. Let’s forget that Khadr’s father was an al Qaeda financier. Let’s forget that Khadr’s family is known for it being al Qaeda sympathizers. Let’s just remember what this “child” was fighting for in Afghanistan.

    This is what Taliban-imposed Sharia looks like in real life:

    Why don’t all of you, bleeding heart demagogues go to Afghanistan and spend a day in a Taliban-controlled territory? And let’s talk about Khadr when you get back. If you get back.