Khadr’s still a security threat
One way or the other, Omar Khadr, Canada’s best-known terrorist, is getting out of a Canadian prison very soon.
That could come as early as next month after Alberta Justice June Ross granted his bail application Friday — its conditions have yet to be set — pending the outcome of his appeal of his convictions in the U.S. for war crimes.
War crimes he pleaded guilty to, including the killing of Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer, by tossing a grenade at him in a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002.
But even if the bail process stalls because the feds are appealing Ross’ decision, Khadr, who has been in custody since age 15 — first in Guantanamo Bay, now in an Alberta prison as part of his plea deal — doesn’t have a long wait until he’s out.