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What is the other side of the following legal case?

Asked by flo (11185points) May 12th, 2015

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/omar-khadr-free-on-bail-vows-to-prove-he-is-a-good-person-1.3065692
One side says:
1)He was not doing anything to innocent people only engaging soldiers in a war, so he can’t be a terrorist.
2)As well, he had no choice, he was 15, he was a child soldier, his family forced him into it.
3) He has already spent 13 years
What does the other side say about it, (other than “we’re the side of the victims”) to counter the above points
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/omar-khadr-freed-bail-while-155957727.html

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talljasperman's avatar

He threw a granade at a medic in a café. At that age (15) I new that killing people was wrong.

Darth_Algar's avatar

@talljasperman

Fifteen years-old, detained in a gulag thousands of miles away from friends, family or anyone who could advocate on his behalf, then tortured to extract a confession from him.

Yeah, you’ll excuse me if I’m a little suspicious towards the US’s charges against him.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

According to popular pundits he was young and dumb, not fully mature. He needed a time out at some youth detention facility where he could reflect on what he did was bad then he could have apologized and be released. It also show the Canadian government handles things like this batter than Uncle Sam.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The “other side” is a legal mess. It amounts to “a criminal is whoever we choose to label as such. End of story” It has been clear from the outset that the ENTIRE purpose of detention at Guantanomo is to deny detainees accsess to the legal system. The slapstick farcical reasoning tossed up by the Bush administration to circumvent the Constitution is the low water mark in the history of U S jurisprudence. AND EVERYBODY KNOWS IT!

ibstubro's avatar

He surely has a chip and resistance to his release is token?

rojo's avatar

The other side is that those who win get to write history and in this case it is the West that are the winners so they get to decide who in a combatant and who is a terrorist.

What is the difference between a drone and a bomb in a baby carriage other than the mode of delivery?

flo's avatar

Thank you all.
@ibstubro Would you elaborate please?

ibstubro's avatar

Even though he surely has some resentment, @flo it looks to me like there is only minimal, token resistance to his release.

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