In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Dion said Guergis, the secretary of state for foreign affairs, put his security at risk by revealing details publicly of his itinerary in
during a visit last weekend. Afghanistan
Information on such visits is usually blacked out to protect dignitaries, and the soldiers accompanying them, from attack by Taliban insurgents. But in an email to reporters on Saturday, Guergis discussed plans of Dion and deputy Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff to visit the Provincial Reconstruction Team before the two men revealed them.
It makes me wonder what the Conservatives would be saying if the situations were reversed. (Starts rubbing his chin and looking pensive) I can picture it now…picture it now….picture it now…
Opposition blasts ‘treasonous’ Liberal minister
Harper demands immediate dismissal, files RCMP complaint
By Bizarro News Staff
Opposition leader Stephen Harper held a press conference yesterday to demand the immediate dismissal of Liberal junior foreign affairs minister Joe Blow, saying Blow’s unauthorized disclosure of confidential information put Canadian lives in danger by revealing details publicly of his itinerary in Afghanistan during a visit last weekend.
Information on such visits is usually blacked out to protect dignitaries, and the soldiers accompanying them, from attack by Taliban insurgents. But in an email to reporters on Saturday, Blow discussed plans of Harper and deputy leader Peter McKay to visit the Provincial Reconstruction Team before the two men revealed them.
In the press conference, Harper accused the Liberal minister of intentionally endangering their lives, and the lives of the soldiers guarding them, saying the disclosure of their itinerary constituted a “treasonous offence designed to give aid and comfort” to the enemy and silence legitimate criticism or the government’s Afghan policy.
“Luckily for Blow treason is no longer punishable by death in
, although a referendum on that question will be held under a future Conservative government. And there's no statue of limitations on treason ,” said Harper. “Life in prison doesn’t seem like enough. Blow needs to be fired from cabinet immediately, and the RCMP must investigate this case forthwith.” Canada
Harper also called for the appointment of a judicial inquiry to explore if Blow was acting alone, or as part of a Liberal conspiracy involving the Prime Minister, Bill Clinton and Osama Bin Laden.
“Blow isn’t smart enough to have cooked this up on his own, he had to have help,” said Harper. “We all know the PM keeps his ministers on a tight leash, and nothing is said publicly without permission of the PMO.”
Diluting the power of the PMO and promoting ministerial and MP independence will be a key priority of a future Conservative government, Harper added, promising he would be much more of a "hands off" PM.
OK, maybe the death penalty thing was a little over the top. You get the idea though. I have no doubt the Blogging Tories would be crying TREASON! from the highest rooftops…or the lowest basements… Recommend this Post on Progressive Bloggers