You probably heard that today NDP leader Jack Layton called for the withdrawal of Canada's troops from Afghanistan. The NDP's always smug and simplistic takes on issues of foreign policy never cease to both amaze and nauseate me, but that’s not what I wanted to write about tonight.
Just mere hours after Jack’s righteous statement, the NDP used it as to solicit donations from Canadians in a fundraising e-mail that arrived in my inbox. Apparently, the way to “support our troops” is to send Jack Layton $100:
I’m not sure which I’m more disgusted by, this or the Harper Conservatives using the war in Lebanon to raise money for the CPC at a time when thousands of Canadians were still desperately trying to flee a war zone. I think it’s a tie, both are nauseating.Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers