“…Ironies, strange twists and hypocrisy, by the Liberals, abound in Khadr’s case.
For example, it might never have happened had not then Liberal prime minister Jean Chretien asked Pakistan prime minister Benazair Bhutto in 1996 for guarantees that Omar Khadr’s father, Ahmed Said Khadr, would be treated fairly. Khadr was released from prison shortly after Chretien’s intervention.
At the time, the elder Khadr, later identified as a key lieutenant of Osama bin Laden, who would die in a firefight with Pakistani security officers in 2003, was under arrest in Pakistan in connection with the bombing of the Egyptian embassy in Islamabad.
After being freed, the elder Khadr briefly came back to Canada, then returned to Pakistan with his family, where his sons received weapons training with the Taliban and bin Laden.”