The Ottawa Citizen’s Dan Gardner has a very high opinion of himself and likes to pretend he is the intellectual superior to all us peons, so I always get a great kick out of when this narcissist is outed by someone like Norman Spector.
In response to Gardner’s column titled “It’s not just about Khadr” Spector reminds Gardner of what the court decision really said via this Twitter exchange:
Dear @dgardner Here’s the last word of the Federal Court of Appeal Chief Justice)–a Court to which you refer http://bit.ly/O9LfD8
Dear @nspector4: Here’s the SCC decision, summarizing previous rulings. NB: “Federal Court of Appeal upheld the order.” http://bit.ly/Q3LEuX
@dgardner SCC upheld different fed court decision; blais final word of fed court of appeal comes post-SCC
@nspector4 But the SCC *didn’t* uphold the order. And I would like to think the SCC decision is the final word on what lower courts decided.
@dgardner Blais ruling was not appealed and allowed the Khadr trial to begin. Worth mentioning IMO
@nspector4 Not for the limited point I was making.
@dgardner Not for the point you were making
The great Globe article Spector links is perfectly summarized in the opening paragraph:
A court ruling that would have obliged Ottawa to repatriate Omar Khadr or intercede on his behalf while he’s in U.S. custody meddled with the federal government’s right to call the shots on foreign affairs, a federal appeal court judge says.
Normally, Gardner’s tactic is to call someone who confronts him “too stupid to understand” so I’m loving the idea that it has to just eat away at him to be so publicly exposed by a person with the credentials that Spector carries.
Also: See earlier post of Gardner comparing Harper to Mussolini here
Update: The Ego has graced us with a Tweet calling everyone who is against Khadr being allowed back into Canada a smarmy name.
Hey, Khadr-phobes: You seem to think all Gitmo grads go terrorist. Know what the confirmed rate is? Maybe 4% (see here)