Omar Khadr’s charm, Anne-Marie Dussault

Art 13 July, 2017
  • Guy Fournier

    Thursday, 13 July, 2017 05:00

    Thursday, 13 July, 2017 05:00

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    I know, it’s unfair, I shouldn’t overpower this chronic of this title. Especially as Anne-Marie Dussault is the most hard working of all our public tv. It is a facilitator of honest and incorruptible, but so transparent that it is always easy to see which side it leans despite his… righteousness !

    When one follows it regularly, almost every day in my case, we can easily draw up the list of persons for which it has a low, those, more numerous, which to him are indifferent and a few that she would willingly spend in the wringer. Among them, Marine Le Pen arrives without doubt at the top of the list.

    As 71 % of Canadians (according to Angus Reid) disapprove of the compensation of $ 10.5 million that Khadr would have received from Ottawa, the most faithful of RDI have had to make the blood of bugs, on Monday evening, during the interview Anne-Marie with Omar Khadr.

    Not to mention that they were right, as soon as the next day, the replay of the greater part of the feature-length documentary by Patricio Henriquez and Luc Côté You don’t like the truth – 4 days inside Guantanamo released on 2010. It is as if Radio-Canada had taken the opportunity to rehabilitate Khadr in the public opinion, the interview and the documentary making it seem the young man under his best day.


    I’m not disagreeing with the generous compensation that Ottawa has just granted to Omar Khadr, because first of all we had already spent five million in legal fees for a cause that had no chance of winning. In may 2015, for a third time, the supreme Court had given reason to Khadr, dismissing the last appeal by the government of Stephen Harper.

    John Phillips, the lawyer in Calgary who has defended Kadhr with his colleague Dennis Edney, has taken advantage of the airtime that granted her Anne-Marie to reiterate all the evil he thinks of Harper.

    As for Khadr, he has shown impeccable during the whole interview, longuette, as most of the interviews of the 24/60. Calm, collected, a slight smile whenever he was pensive or nostalgic when he was also, He was not embarrassed at any time by the questions of Anne-Marie. They were never uncomfortable, never too assertive, or too provocative. All the more that the gaze of the interviewer was more that of a mother looking at a man who could be her son rather than that of a journalist going for it.


    Is it a child-soldier innocent indoctrinated by his father in an adventure which transcended ? Did he, yes or no, threw the grenade that killed the american soldier Chris Speer ? Has there been or he continues to be the terrorist that some denounce with vehemence ? Is it to be friendly and copy that described the lawyer Dennis Edney, who took him under his wing and under his roof ? Your answers are worth up to mine.

    One thing is for certain, the interview with Anne-Marie Dussault, coupled to the film of Henriquez, the next day, she changed the vision that I had of him. For the better, obviously.


    In my review of Tuesday, a error of revision led to the belief that broadband internet would allow ” to download 50 megabytes per second and upload at 10 Mb.” Alas ! these operations may never be as fast. It should read 50 megabits per second and 10 Mbps.


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