The widow of a U.S. special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan and an American soldier blinded by a grenade are suing Canada’s Omar Khadr for almost $45 million (U.S.)
In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Utah, Tabitha Speer and Sgt. Layne Morris allege Khadr, then 15, was responsible for the death of Sgt. Christopher Speer and Morris’s injuries in July 2002.
For those of you who don’t know or don’t remember. Canadian Omar Khadr is a former child soldier, though he wasn’t abducted or recruited, he was born into it. Terror was the family business, and Omar was a participant at a very young age.
It is bad enough that the U.S. and Canada allowed a child soldier to be imprisoned for the better part of a decade in Gitmo. With or without due process (and it was mostly without), that’s not how any civilized society deals with child soldiers. Allowing this lawsuit to go forward would be just another step in the inhumane treatment of Khadr.
For those who support this lawsuit, I’m sure they would be totally fine with all the Iraqi victims of the war suing members of the American military, right? Right?