Stephen Harper and the Conservatives should stick to their guns:
...Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, NDP Leader Jack Layton and Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe have written a letter to Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama calling on both governments "to act immediately" to release Khadr.
...The leaders say that because Khadr was 15 at the time of his arrest, Obama should acknowledge Khadr's status as a child soldier and "promptly release him."
Harper has refused to pressure U.S. officials to send Khadr back to Canada, and rejects suggestions that Khadr, who is now 22, should be considered a child soldier.Omar Khadr doesn’t fit any reasonable definition of "child soldier". He was fifteen years old when captured - the 1977 Geneva protocol cuts off at 14 years. He wasn’t forced into combat - he volunteered and traveled half way round the world to join al-Qaeda terrorists and the Taliban, and; he did so with the permission and help of his parents. He was a foreign guerilla jihadi committed to fighting against his own country and it’s allies. In other words, as well as being an illegal foreign combatant, terrorist and ‘alleged’ murderer he’s a traitor.
The Americans should get on with his trial and then throw him back in the slammer. But with a bleeding heart socialist in the White House what are the odds of that?