Musings —07.08.2017 08:59 AM—
This never-ending Khadr saga, I think, is a proxy for Canadians’ views on many other things – and it has divided us, dramatically. In our house, just for example, Lisa supports the payment and the apology. I, meanwhile, think it is appalling to provide either a payment or an apology to someone who killed a medic – one who, you know, actually saved the lives of people just like Omar Khadr.
Conservatives are apoplectic because many of them resent dusky-skinned Muslims. Progressives support it because many of them hear “Charter rights” and “child soldier” and they suspend their critical faculties, and forget that the constitutional rights of a medical practitioner were violated in the worst way imaginable
So what do you think? I’ve tried to put together the myriad possible outcomes. Vote, if you want. Comment too.