Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sergeant Ist Class(SFC) Christopher Speers was an Army medic who was killed in a firefight in Khost Province, Afghanistan when a hand grenade was thrown at him by one Omar Khadr, a fifteeen-year-old Canadian jihadi of Egyptian background.
Ironically, Khadr's life was only saved because SFC Speers' fellow medics treated him.
Khadr, whose father was a top al-Qaeda figure was sent to Guantamano, where aside from providing a fair amount of valuable intelligence he confessed to killing Speer among other crimes. After Khadr pleaded guilty to murder, attempted murder, providing material support for terrorism, spying and conspiracy, he was sentenced to - wait for it - eight years, with no credit for time served.
As part of the Obama Administration's drive to close Guantamano no matter what, Khadr is now being transferred to his country of citizenship, Canada, where he will serve the rest of his sentence at Millhaven Prison in Bath, Ontario, about 130 miles east of Toronto.
Unlike a number of countries I could mention, the Canadians can be trusted to keep Khadr in jail , at least until his sentence is up in spite of the usual leftist agitation. After he's freed, he'll probably be released and go back to fighting the jihad against the very people who showed him mercy.
On the other hand, SFC Speers and his loved ones received a life sentence with no chance of parole at the hands of Omar Khadr.
Remember this when you wonder, 'why don't the Muslims respect us?'