Canada’s disappointing reaction


Canada’s disappointing reaction to the death of Yassin:

Canada on joined the wave of condemnation touched off by Israel’s assassination of Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, saying the killing was hardly likely to promote “everlasting peace.”

“We regret and condemn the death of Sheikh Yassin,” Canadian Foreign Minister Bill Graham told reporters outside parliament.

“We clearly recognise that Israel is an extremely difficult position, but there are different ways to go about this.

“There are ways that will contribute to everlasting peace, this was clearly not one of them.”

With all of Europe condemning Israel and even the U.S. shaking its head, I don’t know why I expected better from Canada, home of the “don’t attack us cause we won’t ever piss anyone off” mentality. But one really does have to wonder how out of touch Bill Graham is if he’s still throwing around words like “everlasting peace” as though they are real or imminent possibilities.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 cliff from montreal 03.23.04 at 2:27 AM

The libs have lost me. I don’t trust them. We need a federal government with guts. I find that after being a lifelong liberal that now it’s time for a change.I certainly won’t be voting for the NDP, that’s for sure!
That’s all.


2 Eric in Vancouver 03.23.04 at 2:29 AM

Did ANYONE vote for the NDP?!


3 segacs 03.23.04 at 3:57 AM

Hey, you tell us… you’re the one in Vancouver.


4 DaninVan 03.23.04 at 6:20 AM

“You called Misstress?” ( No, no, I didn’t mean that I voted for them…But I can give you the e-mail addy of someone who did.)

Apparently you have TWO admirers in Lotus Land.


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