Saturday, December 30, 2006

That's S-A-D-D-A-M

Does anyone else find it weird that Canada’s new government has yet to comment/issue a statement on the execution of Saddam Hussein? I'm assuming they're in favour and what not, but still. So far there’s been nothing from the PMO, or from Foreign Affairs. Also, I’m not sure whether to be amused or concerned to learn that whomever was answering the phone at Foreign Affairs didn’t know who Saddam Hussein was. Oh, how quickly the world forgets, eh Saddam?

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15 comments:

burlivespipe said...

They are waiting for the focus group's decision on the word of the exact declaration. Seems Harpor isn't happy with their favourite 'A victory against meglomaniac control freaks everywhere' choice... Rumour has it he's fired the group and now onto New Government Focus Group #453.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it's weird, but understandably a tough call for Harper. On one hand he has his base to consider (who are gleefully celebrating the killing of Saddam, although there are some grumbles because that darn pope and some other people of faith are against killing on principle) and on the other hand, Harper doesn't want to be seen as someone who favours the death penalty. He and Toews are desperately seeking some middle ground. Good luck to the New Government Focus Group #453!

EX-NDIP said...

Like the only ones that seem to care are you lefties . . . Saddam is dead, next Castro . . . then maybe the nutbar in Iran then Syria and so on and so on.
The world is a better place today with one less despot . . . the handwringing on of the anti-everything lefties is amusing . . . I know you would rather have all these nice people in halfway houses in TO!!!

Darren McEwen said...

Dipper dude!

You're still trolling? I hadn't heard from you and your excessive punctuation in ages.

I always find it amusing when people like you use the Lowell Green "leftie" lingo yet bitch and complain when someone calls someone a right wing crazy.

If it's such a great day for democracy then why no comment from your idol Steve?

Scotian said...

I wonder if this is because of his wholehearted support of joining Bush in invading Iraq? That he fears that if he comes out too strongly in favour of this result that it will cause people to start referencing his stand of fours years earlier when he claimed that for the safety of the western/free world we had to invade Iraq and disarm Saddam from his nonexistent WMDs. After all, you know that is something he would prefer the Canadian public forgets since it is evidence of both his ignorance/incompetence in developing a Canadian rooted foreign policy as well as how tightly he was willing to link Canadian and American foreign policy regardless of the costs, regardless of the legality/morality of the means being used to justify invading Iraq.

Just a thought...

Anonymous said...

Whats Dion have to say?Nothing so far that I have heard.I suppose it would be along the lines of Frances views and sanctions would have worked.Talk to someones relatives that he murdered and you might get another opinion,maybe that he deserved what he got because he was a ruthless killer.Time for liberal revisionist history once again I see.I can hardly wait for Castros demise to see the spin you put on that.

Erik Abbink said...

It's time to delete the troll (ex-ndip and anonymous). It's getting tiring.....

Edgewater Views said...

I would like to hear some type of reaction from Harper. This issue tends to define ideologies in Canada. CPC's silence so far (or absence of comment)smells of these conservatives being ideologically consistent, but also knowing too well that most Canadians do not favour the idea.

Anonymous said...

I would also like to see a comment on Late President FORD. Neither harper or Dion have commented

HearHere said...

Harper put out a news release on Ford within a few hours. I got it in my email - as do hundreds of thousands who subscribe.
You could too - then you would realize that all information and news releases put out by the Harper PMO do not make it to the news media outlets,. Especially if it is positive news I've found.
Cheers and Happy New Year,

Anonymous said...

Almost 24 hrs later, this is all I could find on Canada's response to the hanging of Saddam, from Bulgarian news source:

http://www.conservativeunderground.com/

Anonymous said...

Yikes! That wasn't the link...

http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n102432

Very sorry!

Anonymous said...

More from macleans here
http://tinyurl.com/y9u74h

Anonymous said...

Some idiots out there I must say. It's not Dion's responsibility to say anything. It's the "new" copy cat Harper government in his capacity as our so-called leader to say something but I guess G. Dubya hasn't instructed him yet.

Anonymous said...

Well here we are, days later and still no word from Harper, the new superpower, on the killing of Saddam.
People are noticing, eh. Countries are commenting on his silence.
He's probably busy. Everyone understands that a leader of a country has many concerns, and it being "the holidays" and all, well you know how it goes...
Harper seems afraid to say anything on behalf of Canada at this point.
Shame on Harper to leave Canada without comment on such an historic international act.