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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rush Limbaugh's Morning Update: Kiddie Terror

Some of our friends up north are upset, ladies and gentlemen, that their image is taking a beating. The angst is over the case of a Canadian-born terrorist, Omar Khadr, who is being held at Club Gitmo.

Khadr is the son of an Al-Qaeda financier. He was raised in Afghanistan. At age 15 he was captured on the battlefield, charged with throwing a hand grenade that killed one American Special Forces soldier and blinded another. Khadr's defense team recently released video excerpts of his interrogation by Canadian officials at Club Gitmo.

Now, in the video, this little kiddie terrorist is seen whining for his mommy, and begging for Canada to come to his aid. He complains that he's being tortured, and he begs for medical help for wounds that have not healed since his arrest. He doesn't bother to mention that he was near death when he was plucked off the battlefield, and that Americans saved his worthless little life.

Naturally, liberals in Canada's Drive-By Media and Parliament are up in arms. They're blaming Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper for allowing the supposed "mistreatment" of the youthful terrorist to continue at Gitmo. They are complaining that their national reputation as a kind and compassionate country is being ruined.

See -- all it takes is one accusing terrorist to get a country full of liberals to roll over and get on board the compassion train. But they have absolutely no compassion, or even a second thought, for those in the military who are killed by these terrorists while defending their freedom. They wouldn't have the guts to defend themselves.

Read the Background Material on the Morning Update...
AP: Video Footage of a Young Canadian Guantanamo Detainee Causes a Public Outcry

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Blogger American Muslim, not Muslim-American said...

Hypocrisy of the "Repatriate Omar Khadr to Canada" Movement

As soon as the Gitmo interrogation tape of Omar Khadr hit the Internet, the blogosphere was flooded with demands to repatriate him to Canada. This wave is reminiscent of a Soviet campaign to free Luis Corvalán from the "fascist regime" of Augusto Pinochet thirty five years ago. The scenario is strikingly similar. A "victim" held by "fascist regimes" this time run by Bush and Harper, and a public outcry for justice. Except for the fact that Luis Corvalán didn't kill anyone and didn't fight for a terrorist group that wants to impose Sharia.

The "repatriate Khadr" crowd describes him as "a child", "a kid", "a boy", and even "a torture victim", with no facts to substantiate the torture claims notwithstanding. They complain about Khadr being mistreated, again, without anything to back up their claims. Some of them are outraged about "child abuse." And they all scream for justice.

They want justice? OK, let's talk about JUSTICE. What about justice for Sgt. First Class Christopher J. Speer, who was (according to an eyewitness) murdered by this "child"? What about justice for Tabitha Speer, who is a widow because of this "kid"? What about justice for Taryn and Tanner Speer, who are left without a father by this "a boy"? And what about all those Afghani civilians and NATO troops who are a little bit safer because this "torture victim" is behind bars? How many of these "repatriate Khadr" hypocrites concern themselves with justice for real victims? In literally hundreds of posts, we couldn't find a single one.

One would ask, what is the reason for this idiocy? The answer is simple. Ignorance. Complete and utter ignorance. Let's forget for a second that Omar Khadr killed Christopher Speer. Let's forget that Khadr's father was an al Qaeda financier. Let's forget that Khadr's family is known for it being al Qaeda sympathizers. Let's just remember what this "child" was fighting for in Afghanistan.

This is what Taliban-imposed Sharia looks like in real life: http://muslimsagainstsharia.blogspot.com/2000/07/hypocrisy-of-repatriate-omar-khadr-to.html

Why don't all of you, bleeding heart demagogues go to Afghanistan and spend a day in a Taliban-controlled territory? And let's talk about Khadr when you get back. If you get back.

Monday, July 28, 2008 1:10:00 AM  

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