Monday, December 03, 2012
Why John Baird Should Be Fired
Three days ago he was the mouth that roared. Lecturing U.N. delegates like some crazed televangelist, as if they were children.
Blasting the Palestinians for daring to ask for humble observer status, claiming it was an "impediment to peace."
But today after Israel delivered what the gentle Ban-Ki-moon described as an "almost fatal blow" to the peace process, John Baird was strangely subdued.
Refusing to condemn the Netanyahu settler regime, and further isolating and shaming Canada..
Canada stood apart Monday from some major allies, the U.S. included, in refusing to condemn Israeli plans for new settlements in areas claimed by the Palestinians.
The United States, which joined with Canada, Israel and six other countries in opposing the Palestinian move at the UN, broke ranks Monday to directly criticize Israel. The White House and State Department said the Israeli announcement would hinder the resumption of peace talks.
But then how could Baird condemn Benny and his gang when it would be tantamount to condemning himself ? Or like a faithful chihuahua, biting himself in the butt.
Especially since, as I pointed out last night, our Foreign Minister is so giddy with the thought of Greater Israel he dreams of working on a kibbutz.
While the voting pattern is not new, the Harper government has certainly cranked up the rhetoric, particularly under the current foreign minister, John Baird, who presents himself as far more of a sycophant than a statesman.
Earlier this year, the Jerusalem Post led its coverage of Baird's visit to Israel with an anecdote from a magazine interview with the foreign minister. "If you weren't in politics, what would you want to be doing?" "Likely working on a kibbutz in Israel," answered Baird.
You know last night the idea of the Con nerd from Nepean working on a kibbutz struck me as funny. But after the way he is reacting to this mortal threat to the peace process, I think it's just another good reason he should resign.
For not only has he made an absolute clown of himself, and made his department look like a branch plant of the Israeli Foreign Ministry. He has eliminated any influence we might have had on events in the Middle East, the world's most dangerous neighbourhood.
And for that alone he should be fired.
But of course he won't be dismissed, because his deranged leader is even more of a Likud stooge than he is. If that's possible. Huh?
So the shame will go on and on.
Welcome to our freak show...
Benny says good boy.
Dance for me Johnny...
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