KornKobKory blows off Omar Khadr's lawsuit against Harper, filed by Khadr's lawyers with the Federal Court of Canada on Friday in a desperate bid to force his repatriation to Canada :
"This is predictable," said Mr. Kory Teneycke, the prime minister's director of communication. "It's an attempt by Mr. Khadr's lawyers to avoid a trial."
Now why would they want to avoid a trial?
Let's review, shall we, Kory?
Here's Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor for Guantánamo's military commissions, in conversation with Pentagon general counsel William Haynes, advocate of waterboarding and chief legal adviser to Defense secretaries Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates :
"[Haynes] said these trials will be the Nuremberg of our time," recalled Davis, referring to the Nazi tribunals in 1945, considered the model of procedural rights in the prosecution of war crimes. In response, Davis said he noted that at Nuremberg there had been some acquittals, which had lent great credibility to the proceedings.
"I said to him that if we come up short and there are some acquittals in our cases, it will at least validate the process," Davis continued. "At which point, [Haynes's] eyes got wide and he said, 'Wait a minute, we can't have acquittals. If we've been holding these guys for so long, how can we explain letting them get off? We can't have acquittals. We've got to have convictions.' "
KornKobKory then continues on with his support of the Gitmo trial :
"Mr. Khadr should face these charges through a trial process and not through a political process"
despite the fact that former chief prosecutor Col. Morris Davis has specifically condemned the trials as "political, not legal".
Last word to Scott Horton, Columbia University Law School :
"If someone was acquitted, then it would suggest we did the wrong thing in the first place. That can't happen," says Horton sardonically."