This man, David Chen, deserves a medal not a trial. His behaviour is heroic and yet he is treated far worse than the lifetime criminal who robbed him. Something is wrong, very, very, wrong here.
This man, Robert Semrau... well, I wouldn't say he deserves a medal for what he did, but I also think he did the right thing. If I had been in his place, I would hope I would have courage to do the same. I like to believe I would feel the same if the positions were reversed, that it was a foreign soldier who gave mercy to a Canadian. Or if that soldier was me, or my brother, or my father or a friend. It's hard to know. When death is inevitable, nobody wants to die slowly. How is leaving someone to die slowly the correct behaviour? The fact that this even had a trial is a disgrace to all Canadians and an insult to the men and women of our armed forces. You can be sure that if we had a majority government, red or blue, there would have been no trial.