Thus argues Publius. I agree.
Miller is concerned that:
The United Nation’s Committee Against Torture [whose vice-chairperson represents China] has voiced displeasure with Canada for its refugee reform bill. Furthermore, the UN “regrets” the CBSA’s Most Wanted List which targets war criminals and it also urges Canada to compensate Omar Ahmed Khadr and to bring him back to Canada promptly.
An international body, with a limited mandate, is telling a free and sovereign country with an exemplary record on human rights how to manage its affairs. It is also telling the duly elected government of Canada to compensate a self-confessed jihadist who killed an American medic. After all the little darling was only fifteen at the time and the big nasty American was trying to save his life. There is little evidence that Khadr has expressed remorse for his actions, or that he has rejected violence against the West. He is a Canadian of convenience who is morally, if not necessarily in law, a traitor.
Once upon a time in Canada we knew how to deal with traitors.
These sermons on justice are being delivered by an organization that is morally bankrupt. The United Nations Human Rights Council’s membership includes such bastions of liberty as: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Libya, Mauritania (where slavery is widespread), Qatar, the Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia. There is every reason for Canada to “review” its participation in an organization so lacking in integrity that it is willing to provide moral cover for such loathsome regimes.