A couple days after the Prime Minister stated in an interview with Global that Omar Khadr was not a child soldier, the following question was emailed to Mr. Harper’s office.
“For the sake of clarity, specifically on what statement, aspect or precedent of international law is the Prime Minister basing his judgment that Omar Khadr was not a child soldier?”
Two weeks later, after some further prodding, the Prime Minister’s spokesman sent along a response this afternoon, reprinted as follows, in its entirety.
“I have no comment.”
The same question has been left with the press secretaries for Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon and Justice Minister Rob Nicholson. Should a response be received from either office, it will be promptly posted here in full.