Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Suffering of Omar Khadr

This is what Omar Khadr has been reduced to:

Mr. Edney said that when he saw Mr. Khadr recently, his client was so mentally debilitated that he wanted nothing more than crayons and some paper to colour on. Contrary to federal government assurances that Mr. Khadr is doing just fine, Mr. Edney said, his client is actually "ill and going blind. He needs all sorts of help."

He added that when he spoke to Mr. Khadr about the unfairness of incarceration, his client said: "Canada doesn't care."

Every single Canadian who does care has the obligation to prove him wrong.

"It is unprecedented to try a child for war crimes," Lt.-Cdr. Kuebler said.

That this Canadian government willfully chooses to make Omar Khadr the first example of such a horrendous injustice by ignoring his suffering is absolutely unfathomable.

"All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul."

-Mahatma Gandhi

Please do your part. No one, especially a child soldier, deserves this fate.

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