Thursday, October 09, 2014
Will Stephen Harper Win the War in Iraq and Canada?
Golly. If you depended exclusively upon some of the poobahs in our useless MSM to know what's happening, you might think that Stephen Harper was not only about to deal the ISIS crazies a crippling blow.
With six planes, and when they finally get there.
He's already dealt his chief political opponent a mortal blow, and is on his way to win the next election.
Because there's Chantale Hébert, already declaring that Justin Trudeau is Harper's War's first casualty.
By almost any standard, Justin Trudeau is the immediate political casualty of the war of words that attended the debate over Canada’s role in the international coalition against the Islamic State. It is not that Trudeau necessarily chose the wrong camp — the jury will be out on that for a while — but having picked a side in the most sensitive policy debate to have come his way since becoming leader, he then failed to distinguish himself in action.
Or the editorialists at the Globe and Mail lashing Trudeau with a wet noodle for his comment about Harper whipping out his CF-18 to show how big he is.
It’s hard to imagine what Mr. Trudeau was trying to prove when he said the government should provide humanitarian aid and non-combat support to the coalition taking on the Islamic State – “rather than whip out our CF-18s and show them how big they are.” Did he think his remark was funny? Hip? Accurate?
And suggesting he's not adult enough to be Prime Minister.
Justin Trudeau’s opponents constantly try to brand him as unready for office, and the Liberal Leader keeps proving them wrong. Until lately, that is. Suddenly we’ve been hit with the temptation to say, Quiet, Justin. The adults are talking.
Or should that be not as old and out of it as Harper?
When in fact while Tom Mulcair did a better job of articulating the NDP's position on the war, Justin stands to lose nothing from failing to "distinguish himself in action."
Because for starters there's nothing distinguished about this little warlet. The debate was totally ridiculous.
"Canada, we're not gonads. We won't take terrorism lying down," Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney declared in French, using a slang word for testicles (couillons) that roughly translates into "idiots."
"Simply put, it is to help defend this young boy's future in Canada; to help preserve his right to get an education in St. John's; to expect his younger sister, if he has one, to be treated equally in Canada; to defend his very way of life...," said Justice Minister Peter MacKay in response to a teen who asked NDP MP Ryan Cleary why Canada was going to Iraq.
As small as the war itself.
And Trudeau's comment about whipping out a CF-18 is the best description I've heard so far of the way Stephen Harper has been posturing as a Great Warrior Leader.
As this cover of the new Maclean's also makes clear...
Harper is just following meekly in the footsteps of the adults, his CF-18 is indeed a tiny one. No other leader has diminished Canada as much as he has or looked so ridiculous.
And only his Con clowns could mock Justin Trudeau's comment about the "root causes of terrorism."
"We must remind ourselves that the root cause of terrorism is the terrorist himself. He, and he alone, has chosen his path," said Democratic Reform Minister Pierre Poilievre.
Only to be panicked into chasing after the root causes of terrorism themselves.
A day after committing six fighter jets and hundreds of personnel to the fight against the Islamic State, the federal Conservatives are commissioning five new studies into homegrown terrorism and terrorist financing.
And be exposed as hypocrites. Again.
Despite the government’s mockery of political opponents for searching for the “root causes” of terrorism or “engaging in sociology,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government has committed around $5 million to similar research over the last three years.
Just like only the Harperite cult could use the war as an excuse or cover to ram through yet another flawed crime bill.
A federal cyberbullying bill that includes controversial new surveillance powers – and immunity for telecommunications companies that voluntarily hand over private data to police – has taken another step toward becoming law, despite a recent Supreme Court ruling that critics say is at odds with the bill.
Even though they know it will almost certainly be chopped to pieces by the Supreme Court like so many others...
And THAT is a Great Leader who will lead us to victory in Iraq, and lead his party to victory in the next election?
What happened to his CF-18?
And what about his numbers or his power index?
Asked a series of independent questions for each party, 58.8 percent of Canadians would consider voting Liberal, while 45.6 percent would consider the NDP, 40.6 percent would consider the Conservatives and 28.2 percent of Canadians would consider voting for the Green Party of Canada.
Uh oh, we need more BATTERIES !!!!!
Yup. My advice to the opposition parties is to ignore this little warlet as much as they possibly can.
Concentrate on all the other issues they can use to hurt to hurt the Cons.
Wait for the war fever to subside.
And let the war itself grind him down to size...
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