Never forget that Omar Khadr has plead guilty to his crimes in the war in Afghanistan he may have not got a fair shake by being sent to Gitmo... but his sentence was a gift.
|Omar Khadr in a video feed reciting jihadist texts AK47 along the wall|
"Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to charges against him Monday, the Pentagon said, in the first military commission trial there since Barack Obama became president. Khadr, 24, was accused of throwing a grenade during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer, a Special Forces medic. He also admitted that he "converted landmines to Improvised Explosive Devices and assisted in the planting of 10 IEDs with the intent of killing American forces" in the months before killing Speer, the Pentagon said."
Ahmed Khadr (Omars father) and fundraiser for al Qeada killed in a raid by Pakistani Forces 2 Oct 2003
|Omar Khdar is the body laying inside the destroyed structure immediately after the 4 hour battle in Ayub Kheyl, Afghanistan.|
You can see two small bullet holes in his back and then the exit wounds on the front are below.
Canada's Omar Khadr, who last fall pleaded guilty to war crimes, is being schooled at the military prison on the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to prepare for his eventual release, according to the Miami Herald.
The Miami Herald is reporting part of his schooling had the 24-year-old read the part of Romeo, while his towering 6-6 military lawyer read the part of Juliet.
(Among the quotable from the classic Shakespeare play: "Deny thy father and refuse thy name," "These violent delights have violent ends," "A plague o' both your houses," "Tempt not a desperate man" and "A greater power than we can contradict, hath thwarted our intents.")
Khadr's curriculum -- designed by Edmonton's Arlette Zinck, a professor at King's University College -- reportedly includes history, math, astronomy, grammar and elocution.
English is reportedly the emphasis for Khadr, 24, to help him qualify as a mature student and be accepted into college if and when he returns to Canada, which could happen as early as this fall.
Lt.-Col. Jon Jackson, Khadr's military lawyer (a.k.a. Juliet), told the Herald's Carol Rosenberg the education program is going well.
"He's very serious about his education," Jackson told the Herald. "His attitude is positive. There's been a real change in him now that he has the legal matters behind him."
In October, Khadr pleaded guilty to a series of war crimes, including killing a U.S. Special Forces solider with a grenade during a July 2002 firefight in Afghanistan when Khadr was 15 years old.
|Omar as he was and as the man he is today|
While the military jury in his war-crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay sentenced the Toronto-born Khadr to 40 years behind bars, a secret plea bargain capped his sentence to eight years.
The deal also allows Khadr to apply to return to Canada next fall with the support of the U.S. government, after serving one year of his sentence at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay."
The man he killed had a family........
This does not include all the other innocents he murdered with the help of his father and family....
He is sentenced to 40 years but his sentenced is capped at 8 years...
Sergeant Christopher Speer Special Forces (18 Delta) Medic d. 6 Aug 2002
Sgt Speer is reported to have risked his life to save two Afghan children who were trapped in a minefield, on July 21, 2002.