Dilemma or Not?

Would you release THIS GUY who killed the American medic pictured below 13 years ago? The killer was 15 when he threw a grenade at our American who died.


So, what do we say “Sorry, US Army Delta Force Medic, Christopher Speer.  Sorry, Mrs. Speer and your kids, Taryn and Tanner.  This guy was only 15 and he didn’t mean to kill”…?

The article sites all sorts of things about Omar Khadr’s life with Al Qaeda relatives.  He’s 28 now, and a Canadian judge says he finds him changed and so he can be released.  “On October 29, 2010, after taking the stand, Khadr apologized to the widow of Speer for the pain he had caused her, further stating that his eight years in prison had taught him “the beauty of life.””

Believe him?  Should he be released?  He was very young, he was influenced…….he apparently is a changed man.   Should that all count?   Is this cut and dried for you or a dilemma?   Can this murderer have just got carried away when he killed? After all these years, could he be a changed man?  He might have been released yesterday or he’s slated for today.

By the way, Speer was awarded the Soldier’s Medal for risking his life to save two Afghan children who were trapped in a minefield on July 21, 2002, two weeks before his death.   I wonder if Speer would want this kid released.



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18 Responses to Dilemma or Not?

  1. Kid says:

    No, he shouldn’t be released and neither should the 5 taliban guys and many others but “Obama offered him a plea deal for just eight years, and now parole will reduce that further.” What else is new. obama helping out his moslem vermin pals. I’m surprised he didn’t give him some money beside, maybe he did.


  2. Imp says:

    Once a “”Koranderthal”..always a “Koranderthal”!


  3. John M. Berger says:

    “Would you release THIS GUY who killed the American medic pictured below 13 years ago?”
    If B.O.’s meddling deal supersedes the court decision what choice is there? That said, “Would [I] release THIS GUY”? NO, I would not. The court was correct in the 40 year sentence. Why release this terrorist who, in the prime of his life, will likely pick-up where he left-off. ” After all these years, could he be a changed man?”. Yes he could and that includes becoming more radical. “Khadr “has never expressed any remorse for the killing of that soldier” and there is a good chance that his twisted Koran induced insanity has done nothing but foment during his incarceration. My personal opinion is that he stays put!


  4. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, I wouldn’t be surprised about money changing hands, either. Maybe that’s why Obama keeps raving about this robust economy! HE’s doing JUST FINE!

    John…I think he should stay IN, too. This is why I emphasized the dead medic in my story; people forget THE CRIMES when they’re so eager to release killers and focus on THEM.


  5. silverfiddle says:

    If you’re the coolest president in the history of the planet… sure, why not?


  6. We have parole boards for a reason.
    Usually to review status, and reward good behavior and acknowledgement of responsibility with appropriate sense of regret.
    In theory, I’m not opposed to his release given that criteria.
    In practice, he should have been executed to start with.


  7. Its tough because of his age and perhaps his parents should be held accountable, but being as that is impossible, he should be kept in prison because Speer is nonetheless dead. Period.


  8. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, I rather agree with you; the problem is how do we know for sure his regret is sincere?
    And, of course, Speer is dead.


  9. Imp says:

    @Z…”the problem is how do we know for sure his regret is sincere?”

    Ask him to convert to Christianity?


  10. Mustang says:

    There is no sense of justice on the political left. Now imagine what kind of a society we will have when the communist left becomes the American political majority.


  11. geeez2014 says:

    Imp; imagine America asking someone to convert o Christianity? But…ya…that would help. Then we wonder if the conversion was sincere, right? 🙂

    Mustang….it’s not far away.


  12. Baysider says:

    Ditto Ed.

    @ Mustang, “No sense of justice on the left.” Yes. Firstly, the left thinks in terms of justice only with modifiers (social), which is NO justice at all. Secondly, the left has abandoned any sense of ‘evil’ existing for anything that doesn’t have an “R” after its name. You notice how they call certain acts of murder ‘sick’? It betrays their thinking that ‘disease’ influences behavior, not character. They want to ‘cure’ sick, but evil must be punished. To be fair, some evil hearts can be turned around, and it is our Christian duty to try (look at the LOW recidivism rate of men in the Prison Fellowship program). I think this is a huge factor in why the left does not want to punish, though.

    Do other jurisdictions have the right to abrogate a sentence imposed elsewhere, but allowed to be fulfilled locally for (presumably) humanitarian reasons? Who can forget the Lockerbie bomber? God help us if they let the Boston bomber serve his sentence in Ukraine. I leave a space for wise judgement of those best able to judge the case. I wish I could trust courts to make sound evaluations, but this young man has been in proximity to many who could be coaching him to walk him right out of prison without genuine remorse. And the Canadian courts have gone lulu (at least their so-called ‘human rights’ panels).


  13. Baysider says:

    Years ago there was a tender case of a woman in Texas who committed a terrible murder and was sentenced to death. She had become an [apparently genuine] Christian in prison, much like Charles “Tex” Watson, the Manson murderer, or Ted Bundy. That conversion exonerated her crimes before God, but not before man. She was not, and should not have been, allowed to live.

    Dr. J. Vernon McGee tells the story of an evangelist who was saved after a life of heavy drinking. He’d go out with his team after a meeting. They’d order malts and other heavy foods, and he’d just have a bit of tea or warm milk. You see, his conversion was genuine, but the body still had the pay the price for his crimes against it.


  14. Baysider. Karla Faye Tucker. Heartbreaking that GWB would not commute over the support she had from guards and the warden.


  15. Imp says:

    @Ed. Really? You’re making a funny, right?


  16. Imp. The KFT that was executed was not the oerson originally imprisoned.
    The guards and warden spoke for her commutation (not pardon), she was seen as such a positive influence on other inmates and a benefit to the staff. It was useful to keep her alive.
    GWB could have commuted her and did not. I have two guesses as to why, but I understand that he never commuted.
    Thank you for your response.
    Why am I wrong?
    I understand Baysider’s argument, but this execution was not a result of an incorrectable physical ailment such as diabetes from a lifetime of candy.
    The governor is given discretion for just such times as this.


  17. I was told a dilemma is when a Jew receives a gift ham!


  18. Or bacon. I have a 97 yr old Jewish friend who bends the rule at bacon.


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