Wednesday, July 23, 2008
NP letter-to-the-editor: Khadr is being dealt with fairly
Letter writer, Vincent J. Curtis, wrote a letter-to-the-editor to the National Post claiming that Omar Khadr will receive a fair trial. He also wrote that detainees (I call prisoners) like Mr. Khadr cannot be tried for war crimes under U.S. domestic law because it is inadequate to deal with war crimes that involve foreign countries and foreign nationals. If that is the case, then Mr. Khadr should have been sent to the International Criminal Court in the Hague. That court could then decide on Mr. Khadr's case based on the their definitions of war crimes. It could also take into consideration Mr. Khadr's possible status as a child soldier.