Perhaps the worst leftist bias in Canada comes from the keyboard of the Toronto Star’s James Travers. Case in point, his column about Canadian citizen-cum-Al Qaeda-teen-soldier Omar Khadr:
Ottawa–In a capital that talks constantly, the continuing silence over Omar Khadr reflects the fears of successive Liberal and Conservative governments that public protests wouldn’t help him, but would hurt Canada’s critical U.S. relationship.
As they have throughout Khadr’s detainment at the notorious American prison at Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay, officials here anticipate his eventual return. But they are keenly aware of the weight of evidence against the man accused of murdering a U.S. soldier while still a boy, and worried that the American gutter press will hype the story as new proof this country is a terrorist safe haven.
Labelled the “Fox Effect” after the tabloid U.S. network, that concern is so deeply rooted here that it helped persuade very different federal governments to use the same strategy.
This guy is unbelievable. Because he hates Fox’s point of view, he labels it “gutter” and “tabloid”, and uses THAT as some sort of support for Khadr! In other words, because Fox doesn’t like Khadr, he must be the good guy.
Read the whole column and try not to throw up. Khadr belongs in prison for a long, long time, and everyone knows it. The procedural wranglings are a farce. Unfortunately, Harper knows that the Canadian justice system will do its best to turn him loose as soon as it can, so he doesn’t want him here. At the same time, the U.S. doesn’t want to give up the murderer of one of its citizens. They’ll get it right eventually, and Khadr will return to Canada in about 20-30 years.
In the meantime, supporters like Travers only make themselves look like quislings and fools.