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U.S. Gov: "No one too young for Guantanamo"

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:46 PM
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U.S. Gov: "No one too young for Guantanamo"


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GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A Canadian accused of killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan should not be tried as a war criminal because he was a child soldier for al Qaeda, too young to voluntarily join its forces, his military defense lawyer told a U.S. war court on Monday.

Navy Lt. William Kuebler asked a military judge to throw out the charges against Canadian defendant Omar Khadr, who was shot and captured at age 15 in a firefight at a suspected al Qaeda compound in Afghanistan in 2002.

"He is a victim of al Qaeda, not a member of al Qaeda," Kuebler said.

Khadr is the Toronto-born son of an alleged al Qaeda financier. He is accused of throwing a grenade that killed U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer in the firefight and planting roadside bombs intended to kill other U.S. or coalition soldiers in Afghanistan.

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:46 PM
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Here comes some more controversy. Trying kids for fighting against us ought to really get the world singing our praises. This situation just gets messier and messier IMO.

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posted on Feb, 4 2008 @ 03:50 PM
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again, another case of the US doing whatever they want, whenever they want, and i hate it because it makes us as a country look bad. and we wonder why people hate us.



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