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Welcome Back, Khadr?

Diane19766 Wrote: Oct 11, 2012 10:56 PM
Re Child Soldier Law. A nickname for the "Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the involvement of children (people of 17 years old and less) in armed conflict (war)". Look it up. It applies to people recruited into war by either state military forces or armed groups. There is no other way to be in a war. This is an international treaty that countries can choose to adopt into their laws, and reject at any time, or put conditions on. Canada & US adopted it, obligating themselves to provide rehabilitation and re-integration into society of such people, obviously with appropriate security measures. Head of child soldier program called K a "classic" example. Military judge did not dispute.

Here’s a murder mystery for you: Why is the man who killed Sergeant First Class Christopher Speer likely to go free a few short months from now? A little background and a few clues may help you better understand — though probably not solve — the case.

Two years ago, a jury of senior military officers at Guantanamo Bay convicted Omar Khadr of war crimes in Afghanistan, not least of which was the murder of SFC Speer, a 28-year-old Special Forces medic. But just as the jury was deciding to hand Khadr a 40-year sentence, Pentagon prosecutors were concluding a plea...