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Omar Khadr: Canadian Hero or Villain? Not the latter.

•, By Walter E. Block

The then 15 year old boy was sent by his father from Canada to Afghanistan to fight against an invading U.S. army; while there, he threw a grenade which killed a U.S. soldier.

According to a petition I was asked to sign written by a Canadian taxpayer group: "… giving Khadr $10 million of taxpayer money is a slap in the face to the families of Canadian soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan by people who were fighting alongside Khadr. Not that the federal government has an extra $10 million kicking around, but if they did, they should give it to Canadian veterans wounded in Afghanistan or perhaps the family of US Army Sgt. Christopher Speer who was killed by the grenade that Khadr admitted he threw."

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