Thursday, July 20, 2006

Oh No! Political Principle!

Haroon Siddiqui writes his usual pro-terrorist crap in the Toronto (Red) Star in an article titled PM's pro-Israeli tilt could cost him at polls.

Firstly, it’s not a tilt. The POV is straight up: terrorists invade a sovereign state. That state has the right to protect itself. That doesn’t sound tilted to me.

Secondly, since when is a Prime Minister supposed to decide foreign policy based on his election chances? Churchill got nowhere beating the drum before Neville Chamberlain was played the fool by Hitler. Then he got elected. He didn’t beat the drum to get elected but to wake up Chamberlain. It doesn’t matter whether you are elected or not. That’s the beauty of liberal democracies: you can achieve as much out of office as in: by influence.

Here’s an interesting paragraph from the Star:

By falling in lockstep with George W. Bush, the Prime Minister is either displaying his ideological commitment to the president or trying to please him, at any cost — from Afghanistan to Israel. Either way, he is compromising Canadian sovereignty and our reputation for even-handedness, as well as exposing our soldiers to grave risk in the questionable Afghan mission.
overfull, at little green footballs, blogs this response:
Siddiqui is and always has been a terrorist apologist. His sentence:
"Either way, he is compromising Canadian sovereignty and our reputation for even-handedness, as well as exposing our soldiers to grave risk in the questionable Afghan mission." [my emphasis] perverts the meaning of sovereignty. The idea that the PM's statements might put our soldiers at risk from the enemy, and therefore he shouldn't do it, is a statement that seems to posit Canadian sovereignty, not in Parliament, not in the PM, but in the hands of a violent enemy, an enemy that will use violence precisely as a weapon to terrorize people into pressuring governments into enacting policies beneficial to the violent instead of to their own people. His statements carry a veiled threat: they may not quite be treason but they breathe the same fetid air.

I couldn’t hardly say it better myself.

But not to worry; I’ve read Siddiqui for years and he’s never been right before. Hum a tune, brush your teeth, have a sandwich. Harroooooon, haaaahaaaaaaaa, harrooooooon, sing a little song of Harroooooooooooon Siddiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiqui.


Oh--one more thing: he's dead wrong: for centuries the policy of Canadian government relations with the US has been formed by a consistent rule: The PM spits out in public what he sucks in private. Dat's for da votes!

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