The story of Omar Khadr continues unraveling much to the dismay of the American military and Canadian officials who colluded in the torture and brutalization of a Canadian citizen. Omar Khadr was a fifteen year old boy whose family brought him to al-Qaeda headquarters in the wilds of Afghanistan and during an operation by US Special Forces, the boy was wounded. American officials insist Khadr was involved in shooting US troops although this claim has ever been proven. The initial interrogation of a fifteen year old boy took place while he lay in a hospital bed with two gaping wounds from being shot in the back. Former US soldier, Damien Corsett, says he could actually watch body functions on the monitor as he questioned the boy.
Kahdr insists he was tortured by interrogators and when he told this to Canadian officials they refused to believe his story. A Pentagon document includes the actual words of the Canadian youth. “During this first interrogation, the young blond haired man would often (censored) if I did not give him answers he wanted. Several times he forced me to (censored) which caused me (censored) due to my (censored). Khadr insists he was threatened with rape and beatings if he did not respond to questions in the manner desired by US interrogators.
There is little doubt a 15 year old boy was subject to sleep deprivation and threats in order to obtain a confession. There is also little doubt a trained interrogator could most probably have obtained the information using normal procedures such as winning the trust of the boy and getting him to freely talk. The brutalization of Khadr is simply an example of the brutalization of America by the Bush administration which never trusted telling the truth to its own people.