U.S. Army Lt. Col Jon Jackson is the court-appointed defender for convicted Canadian terrorist Omar Khadr. Jackson was in Ottawa Thursday and we asked him about Khadr, his state of mind, and Jackson’s assessment of how Canadians should think about him.
Key quotes from Jackson in this interview:
“Don’t judge him based on what happened when he was 13- to 15-years old. Judge him on the actions he’s taken since then. I think what you’ll find is he’s a person of a good heart … He’s a good kid who deserves a chance at a very productive life. I think Canadians are going to see him as someone who is not a threat.”