Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Harper working out of Bush's play book

Somebody check Stevie Harper's office and see if David Frum is hiding behind the chair.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper accused the Liberals of showing "passion" for the Taliban and not supporting Canadian troops Wednesday during a bitter exchange in the House of Commons after Grit Leader Stephane Dion called for the resignation of Defence Minister Gordon O’Connor.

"I can understand that the leader of the Opposition and members of his party feel for Taliban prisoners. I just wish occasionally they’d show the same passion for Canadian soldiers," Harper said in the House of Commons.

Right out of the George W Bush, "You're either with us or, you're with the terrorists" play book.

Some reading for Harper and the incompetent fuck who calls himself a Defence Minister. Right here you disgusting pair of slimeballs. Article 3 and Article 4.

I know this is probably beyond the scope of a little prick like Harper, but ensuring the proper treatment of prisoners is as much a part of combat operations as aiming a weapon at functioning enemy.

You want to play the game, Harper? Then you play the whole fucking thing. You don't get to pick and choose what rules suit you. If prisoners are being handed over to another power and our commanders in theatre cannot confirm that those prisoners are being properly treated, then a war-crime is being committed.

Only Harper could translate a concern for protecting our forces from possible involvement in a war-crime as not supporting the troops.

(Hat tip West End Bound)

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