Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The Cons and the Gaza Horror
It was the bloodiest day so far in the living nightmare that is Gaza.
More rockets, more bombs, more horrifying violence.
First there were six ambulances, one after the other, unloading the bodies of men identified as militants, at least two of them decapitated. Then came three more, this time with children, dead and wounded. Another ambulance rushed in, then quickly sped back out. Even the medics unloading the bodies grimaced.
More dead children.
The conflict between Israel and Gaza militant groups has claimed the lives of at least 23 children, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, innocents cut down in a battle they barely understand.
Hundreds more have been injured. And for those children who escape the physical toll of the war, there is a heavy psychological price to be paid. Many are traumatised by what they see and hear, terrified of a relentless air campaign, and unable to process the violence and death that surrounds them.
And as the horror continued, and diplomats struggled to restrain both sides, where was John Baird, our Minister of Foreign Affairs?
Delivering this pathetic speech.
Hamas is targeting innocent civilians with an onslaught of rockets. It’s a despicable act of terror, and yet, as Israel responds, as it has every right to, it is the target of condemnation. Canada, however, stands by Israel’s side.
I have never been prouder to be a member of Stephen Harper’s team; I have never felt a greater honour.
For he cannot even restrain himself. He would sound giddy, even at a time like this one. He can't tell the difference between a diplomat and a cheerleader. And like every other Con he'd play politics with tragedy.
Oh boy. Remember when we were known for our peacemaking skills? Remember when we were able to bring even the most bitter enemies together? Remember when we were proudly independent, not stooges of a belligerent foreign regime.
How low have we fallen.
Welcome to Con Canada.
Welcome to poor Gaza...
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