No other remedy in Khadr case
I am a retired warden of a major federal penitentiary and from overseeing the cases of inmates in the two super max pens in Canada.
Adherence to the law, and in my case the administration of judicial decisions, have always been central to my sense of values.
Omar Khadr did whatever he did. I was once charged with keeping serial child killer Clifford Olsen alive (he killed 11 children) when I was in charge of cell block B at Kent Max. This did not make me very popular, but perhaps it is worth considering the relativity of Khadr’s crime of killing one American soldier to so many other crimes.
The Supreme Court of Canada has found that Khadr was treated by our elected politicians in an illegal and unfair way. The individuals who actually made decisions in his case are not held to account. Therefore, as citizens we must accept the responsibility and absorb the inherent cost of acknowledging that rules of law were not followed. There is no other remedy.