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May 05, 2003

U.S. Gives Chrétien a Mulligan for Terrorist-Friendly Agenda

Michelle Malkin
Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien recently vacationed in the Dominican Republic, where he teed off with former U.S. president Bill Clinton in the Soft-on-Terror Masters Tournament.

While Chrétien golfs, his fellow countryman and favorite accused terrorist Ahmad Said Khadr still is on the loose.

Khadr, an Egyptian-born Canadian citizen, is considered by intelligence officials to be the highest-ranking Canadian within Osama bin Laden's inner circle. He studied computer science at the University of Ottawa and worked for an Ottawa-based Islamic charity, Human Concern International, which Chrétien's government generously subsidized.

Khadr is suspected of diverting charity funds to bin Laden and other jihadists, and of serving as a chief terrorist recruiter. Known as al-Kanadi (Arabic for "the Canadian"), Khadr previously had been in custody in Pakistan for the 1995 bombing of the Egyptian Embassy in Islamabad that killed 17 people.

As I've noted before (and it is especially worth repeating in light of attempts by some high-ranking U.S. diplomats to make amends with Canada), our so-called friend and supposed war-on-terror partner Chrétien was instrumental in securing Khadr's freedom. More
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