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Keeping pace with the French

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Lawrence Cannon comments after his meeting with Hillary Clinton.

Cannon also said he brought up the case of Canadian Omar Khadr — accused of murder in the death of a U.S. soldier during a firefight in Afghanistan in 2002 — and being held at the naval prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

He said the case was raised in the context of Obama’s directive to shut down the prison within a year. “I wanted to get an idea from Secretary Clinton as to what the steps forward were to be, and secretary Clinton gave me a brief description of where this process was probably going to lead in the coming months,” he said, without elaborating.

In other news, Khadr’s legal situation seems to have gotten somehow even more complicated.