And the case of the Harper Conservatives vs. the charter rights of Omar Khadr gets even weaker:
A federal lawyer conceded Tuesday that she cannot "point to any risks" if Omar Khadr were repatriated to Canada.
Doreen Mueller made the admission Tuesday under repeated grilling from Federal Court of Appeal judges on why the Canadian government refuses to seek the return of the Canadian terror suspect from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
"If the government makes the request, is there a negative impact on its security interests?" asked Justice Karen Sharlow.
"If that were the conclusion . . . I can't point to any risks," said Mueller.
Which is probably why the Harper Conservatives won't move to repatriate him. They know he's not a security risk, and they know the case against him wouldn't hold-up in a Canadian court. So better to let Khadr languish in Gitmo in legal limbo then see justice be done. Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers