Friday, October 22, 2010

Stephen Harper and the Horror of Iraq

OK. Please play this YouTube but don't bother to watch it all. Because I just want to use it as background sound, to set the mood for what follows.

Now click on the following link to see revealed, on one page, the full horror of the Iraq War.

And of course, don't forget to read this brutal indictment :

The bottom line:

The Iraq war wasn't just a horrible mistake, it was a war crime.

George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Tony Blair, and a legion of other neocons should, if there was any justice, be charged with crimes against humanity.

And of course, if Stephen Harper had been Prime Minister, we would be wiping the blood and the shame off OUR hands.

"Mr. Speaker, the issue of war requires moral leadership. We believe the government should stand by our troops, our friends and our allies and do everything necessary to support them right through to victory."

Stephen Harper, supporting the American invasion of Iraq, House of Commons, April 1, 2003.

And don't  you love this one?

"This government's only explanation for not standing behind our allies is that they couldn't get the approval of the Security Council at the United Nations - a body [on] which Canada doesn't even have a seat."

- Stephen Harper supporting the American invasion of Iraq, CTV's Question Period, March 30, 2003.

From the guy whose disgraceful behaviour just cost us a seat on the Security Council.

Yup. We can't change what happened in Iraq.

But for our own safety, and the security of the world.

We can and must get rid of Harper...


PeterC said...

Replace it, but with what exactly? Iggy is as much pro-war as Harper and if things had worked out differently we would be there now.

Simon said...

hi Peter...well you may have a point... :)
But when Iggy made his pro-war remarks he was an academic pretending to be an American. And he has since taken them back...sort of. While Harper was an opposition leader and he never has.