Canada's paper of record is calling for Omar Khadr to be set free on bail.
In an editorial that simply refers to Khadr and the Al Qaeda linked fighters he was aligned with when he was captured in in 2002 as "militants", The Globe and Mail says Khadr is a swell guy who likely didn't do the things he confessed to.
Mr. Khadr, now 28, has recanted his confession. He is appealing his convictions in the U.S. on the grounds that he was prosecuted retroactively for violating war-crimes laws that were created years after his capture. By all accounts, he is a model prisoner and well-adjusted, given what he’s been through. No one debates this.
Supporters of Khadr have long claimed he confessed to throwing the grenade that killed Sgt. Christopher Speer in order to ge a plea deal, but asked that question directly by journalist David Akin in June, 2012, Khadr's lawyer, Lt. Col. Jon Jackson said no, that is not the case.
"Under the military commission system you cannot plead guilty unless you accept responsibility, and that's what he did," Jackson said.
See the full interview here.
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