The Khadr blowback isn’t going away any time soon

There’s really been nothing like it in recent Canadian political history. The blowback against the decision to award Omar Khadr millions is immense. And it shows little sign of going away any time soon.

First there was the initial gut reaction, when Canadians learned what was then a rumour of the $10.5 million pay-out.

They were frustrated and angry that a teenager who’d been fighting for the other side would be awarded millions when the families of our own soldiers injured or felled in battle walk away with much less.

They should have let him die.

  • The Khadr fiasco is the epitome of liberal thought.

    The libs hate Western Civilization so much they reward murdering jihadis.

    The libs just don’t get it.

    • But they “feel good” about it.

    • Alain

      It is a clear demonstration of the Liberals’ arrogance, seeing themselves having the divine right to rule.

  • Tooth&Claw

    I hope the blowback becomes so huge, that Trudeau is unseated and positive change toward Western Ideals occurs.

    • Justin St.Denis

      I hope you are right, but we are talking about Canadians – an incredibly docile population that has become accustomed to having their liberties curtailed.

      • Tooth&Claw

        I don’t think it’s being accustomed to having liberties curtailed. I think it’s exhaustion and a lack of knowing how to counteract it.

        • Sid Falco

          I think it’s just sheer spinelessness and apathy.

          Look at beer. Pubs just decide to start selling illegal measures of 16oz “sleeves” instead of 20oz pints for the same price and no-one complains.

          Canadians are mugs.

          • Tooth&Claw

            I seldom drink beer, so I wouldn’t know about what you’re talking about. I do remember the protest over shrinking a pound of coffee to 340g and the price remaining the same. Bitching about it changed nothing.

          • Sid Falco

            It’s not bitching you smarmy prick. It’s an observation.

          • mauser 98

            ..bitching about the shrunk pound of coffee

          • Tooth&Claw

            You might want to parse what I wrote. I did not accuse you personally of bitching.
            I was in fact referring to the fact that bitching about the way coffee prices were surreptitiously raised made no difference.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    64% of NDP voters opposed..

    That says a lot right there.

    • Alain

      That is a big flipflop for the NDP.

      • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

        I was curious what the Green party thought, but I guess Elizabeth May and her cat were unavailable to participate in the poll.

        • Linda1000

          Lizzy-tizzy with her buck-tooth smile is in love with Omar and Justine. She probably drinks too much for the devout Omar though.

  • marty_p

    One radio political pundit remarked that the furor over the Kadr deal will burn itself out by autumn as everyone returns to their post summer routines.
    It’s up to the public to keep this issue alive through to the next Federal election.

    • Alain

      Based on past record, sadly he is probably right.

      • Justin St.Denis

        That is what I fear will happen.

    • Sid Falco

      Of course that’s exactly why the metrosexual sack of shit in charge issued this news when he did – immediately after 1st July.

    • Maggat

      With the help of BCF and other like minded blogs.

      • Alain

        The problem remains that the majority of people still get their news from the MSM. We are not the majority even though I wish it were otherwise.

        • Maggat

          All we can do is try.

  • Ann

    That photo shows something like a strap on his wrist just above his watch.

    • DaninVan

      Ann; sometimes called ‘zip ties’ or ‘cable ties’…
      The little puke had just tried to murder US soldiers, himself dressed as a civilian.

      • mobuyus

        Terrorists have no defined uniform. There are no civilians in islam, he is dressed as a muslim.

  • Gary

    The only good muslim POW is a DEAD one.

  • Is there a no-confidence motion coming down the pipe?

    • Gary

      Justin had his muslims MP’s cheer and clap when he said in the House that he would not rescue the little girls being raped by their muslims brothers in ISIS.
      Sick bastards on top of jew-hating homophobes. Last year i found out that only about 50% of the Liberal muslim MP’s were with Justin in the PRIDE parade .
      While the CBC praise our first PM to do it….it really exposed how Chretien and Martin were homophobes but somehow the CBC went after Rob Ford as the homophobe. Wynne was the first Premier to march in PRIDE…thus Bob Rae and McGuinty were homophobes but not a word from the CBC .

      • The thing is that there are people who vote Liberal.

        At a protest against provincial Liberals withholding funding and support for autistic students, one Liberal voter said that he agreed with the protest but would still vote Liberal.

        Problem right there.

        The voters are the problem. What kind of @$$hole would vote knowing that their party of choice doesn’t care about raped Yazidis?