At the time of this video (2003) Omar Khadr was 16. We are supposed to be at a stage where we try to rescue child soldiers, not deprive them of all of their human rights. That the Canadian government continues to make no effort to repatriate him is a disgrace, as is his continued detention. Before this video was shot he had been sleep deprived, allowed no more than three hours of sleep at a time, for twenty one days.
This is an abuse, and it should horrify you as it does me. He remains in Guantánamo Bay, only recently reacquiring human rights under the Geneva Convention, but with a de-facto inability to access them, and still facing indefinite detention without any representation whatsoever. If this is the result of the ‘War’ on terror, we should look long and hard at what it’s made us, and think again.