Canada to hand over prisoners to Americans

The Associated Press reported that Canadian troops will hand over individuals arrested in Afghanistan to the Americans and not the Afghans. This adds another black mark to the Canadian government when it comes to the treatment of detainees. The Canadian governments treatment and help in prosecuting one of its own citizens, Omar Khadr, on terrorism charges should strike people as abhorrent. The fact that the Khadr was a teenager and is the only child solider ever to be found guilty is even more heinous.

Furthermore, this only delegitimizes the Afghan government further; making them weak in the eyes of its citizens.

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