A thought occurred to me in the wake of Dave's post.
Zijad Delic is not just director of the CIC. He is also a refugee of a particularly vicious war. A war where Canadian Forces members sacrificed blood, treasure, and often sanity in an attempt to safeguard the lives of Delic and millions of other non-combatants. A war which saw an entire country vanish into prejudicial ethnic and religious divisions. Divisions which resulted in those murderous actions we've quaintly named "ethnic cleansing".
Zijad Delic shares an intimate and haunted history with members of the institution he would have addressed if Peter Mackay hadn't prevented him from doing so. With these members, he is also a living witness to the ultimate outcome of the politics of division. Mr. Delic's country vanished in blood.
The mollycoddled little monstrosities we call Peter Mackay, Stephen Harper and Charles McVety could not level a greater insult to both Mr Delic and those members of the Canadian Forces who tried to save his country.
These "politicians" of ours and their rot-souled braintrust reproduce thinking which, when allowed to manifest, produces genocides and destroys entire societies.
There can be no room in this country for that kind of visceral hatred.