Some mornings, actually most mornings, the news just shits me. While I fully think practicing expeditionary Christianity in Afghanistan should qualify for a Darwin Award at the very minimum (and probably some sort of professional intervention), lives are lives. Korean lives are Korean lives and it is in no-way-shape-or-form the business of the Maxime Bernier or the G of C to publicly comment on, no matter how fucking subtly, the actions the Korean government took to protect the lives of its nationals. STFU and deal with it - even if it means you can't act out little Walter Mitty fantasies.
Canada disapproves of South Korea's deal with the Taliban to secure a hostage release, Foreign Affairs said late Wednesday.
In a carefully crafted response, Foreign Affairs Minister Maxime Bernier expressed regret over South Korea's handling of the crisis.
"We do not negotiate with terrorists, for any reason," said a statement issued by Bernier's office.
"Such negotiations, even if unsuccessful, only lead to further acts of terrorism."
Of course, the obvious question is what actions the Cons would take if the why-are-we-still-fighting-them-longer-than-WW2-later Taleban manages to snatch oh, I dunno, some CIDA or Canadian NGO people. Something tells me they'd be singing a different tune, but I hope we never have to find out (they might sacrifice them or card them for party membership).