A Special Forces soldier blinded in attack by a former Gitmo prisoner and Al-Qaeda Muslim terrorist who was given millions by the Canadian government says Justin Trudeau is guilty of treason.
Layne Morris, was injured and another soldier was killed when a 15-year-old Omar Khadr in a firefight with US Marines in Afghanistan in 2002.
He was captured, and the teen spent the next ten years in Guantanamo Bay.
Now Khadr, 30, who has since returned to Canada, has won $8 million ($10.5 million CAD) from the Canadian government after winning his wrongful imprisonment suit for the ‘abuse’ he sustained while in prison.
But Morris, who was blinded in one eye by the attack, said the news felt, ‘Like a punch in the face,’ Toronto Sun reported.
‘We didn’t understand the deal but we didn’t think that the government would do a behind-the-scenes move like that.
‘I don’t see this as anything but treason,’ added Morris. ‘It’s something a traitor would do. As far as I am concerned, Prime Minister Trudeau should be charged.’
Morris, a 55-year-old special forces sergeant, said it felt like the Canadian government made a ‘dirty deal’ with the cash settlement to avoid being exposed to an American court.
His wife Leisl said that Khadr’s transportation from Guantanamo to Canada in September 2012 was ‘just as secretive.’
‘President Obama moved him in the middle of the night back to Canada and nobody even knew. He sure gets special treatment,’ she said.
The Special Forces soldier said he doesn’t understand why the government would pay out to ‘the enemy’ – even if they were tortured as a minor in Guantanamo Bay.
‘You don’t ever do anything to aid and abet the enemy,’ Morris said. ‘We were fighting the terrorists. They were the bad guys. Something is really off here.’
He even warned that the compensation could end up back in the hands of terrorists as he warned Khadr’s father was a chief fundraiser for Osama Bin Laden.
‘As a general rule… you keep money out of the hands of people who build bombs or would throw hand grenades at our soldiers,’ said Morris.
Tabitha Speer – the widow of U.S. soldier Christopher Speer who was killed in the same attack that blinded Morris – filed a joint $134 million wrongful death suit with Morris.
She filed a court application two weeks ago, and attempted an emergency injunction to stop him from receiving the money, The Huffington Post reported Wednesday.
Lawyer Don Winder, who represents Speer’s widow and St Layne Morris, who was injured in the attack that killed Speer, said they filed an application a few weeks ago in Canada. It has yet to be heard.
‘We will be proceeding with that application and trying to make sure that if he gets money it goes to the widow of Sgt Speer and Layne Morris for the loss of an eye,’ Winder said.