Well at least we now know what Stephen Harper expects for his strong support of Obama's missile strike on Syria.
He wants Obama to do the right thing and give him his Keystone XL pipeline
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has sent a letter to U.S. President Barack Obama formally proposing "joint action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil and gas sector," if that is what's needed to gain approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through America's heartland, CBC News has learned.
Even if it means getting down on his knees, and allowing Obama to dictate the conditions:
Sources told CBC News the prime minister is willing to accept targets proposed by the United States for reducing the climate-changing emissions and is prepared to work in concert with Obama to provide whatever political cover he needs to approve the project.
But what Great Stooge Leader doesn't seem to understand, or maybe he does that's why he's so desperate, is that a missile strike on Syria will almost certainly doom the pipeline.
And the reason is simple. Obama's Democrats are badly divided.
Liberal Democrats such as Lowenthal have a natural resistance to war, but they also want to back up one of their own in the White House. Then there are the polls showing that a majority of voters oppose military action. Of the 653 e-mails, phone calls, and social-media comments Lowenthal's office has received, only 11 favor strikes.
Many of his supporters are in a state of open revolt.
"What I'm hearing back home is about 100 percent no," Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-N.H.) told reporters while explaining her opposition to Obama's call for action. The congresswoman added that the chances of getting the House of Representatives to approve the use of military force looked increasingly slim.
And while the Syrians repair the damage of his "limited" strike, Obama is going to be really busy repairing the damage to his political base.
Because that damage is so extensive, it will require a grand gesture to win back that support. And what better way to do that than killing the Keystone XL pipeline?
What better way to recast his tarnished image, seize the high road again, win back his base and some of his wealthiest backers, than by going out as the man who declared war on global warming?
Or at least the Keystone XL pipeline...
In fact, if the missile strike goes ahead, it may be the ONLY way he can even hope to win back that support before the next election.
Which would leave Stephen Harper in a rather awkward position.
After having fought climate change for years. After spending millions trying to fool the Americans into thinking that the Cons were trying to save the planet not torch it. After telling Obama we didn't need his pipeline, because we've got the Chinese.
He finally surrenders, goes down on his knees, only to discover that Obama has left their room in the squalid Syria Motel, and that the war he has been cheerleading for so loudly, may blow up his precious pipeline.
How ironic eh? And how PATHETIC.
What will he do now?
Standing tall for
On his short furry legs.
And always a LOSER.
So long pipeline.
Bye Bye Great Leader...
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