Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Don Martin of the National Post brands Harper a "warrior" to Dion's "wimp"

No doubt, in today's National Post opinion article, Don Martin was thinking of that warrior episode contained in Stephen Harper's Wall Street Journal editorial below of March 28, 2003 entitled "Canadians stand with you".

Just imagine if we'd followed GI Joe Stephen Harper's warrior advice on Iraq, circa March 28, 2003, we too could be celebrating five years of Iraq invasion morass.

Come to think of it, the false premise of weapons of mass destruction as the pretext for the invasion of Iraq turned out to be as credible as Stephen Harper's equally unproven assertion that income trusts cause tax leakage as the pretext for inflicting a $35 billion loss on Canadians retirement savings to the benefit of all who read the Wall Street Journal, such as US private equity firms and Goldman Sachs.

Why would anyone fight for democracy abroad, when there is so little of it here at home? Meanwhile Stephen Harper may be the inner warrior, but would anyone actually be daft enough to follow him into battle?

I can't speak for Don Martin.

Wall Street Journal |
March 28, 2003
Canadians Stand With You


Today, the world is at war. A coalition of countries under the leadership of the U.K. and the U.S. is leading a military intervention to disarm Saddam Hussein. Yet Prime Minister Jean Chretien has left Canada outside this multilateral coalition of nations.

This is a serious mistake. For the first time in history, the Canadian government has not stood beside its key British and American allies in their time of need. The Canadian Alliance -- the official opposition in parliament -- supports the American and British position because we share their concerns, their worries about the future if Iraq is left unattended to, and their fundamental vision of civilization and human values. Disarming Iraq is necessary for the long-term security of the world, and for the collective interests of our key historic allies and therefore manifestly in the national interest of Canada. Make no mistake, as our allies work to end the reign of Saddam and the brutality and aggression that are the foundations of his regime, Canada's largest opposition party, the Canadian Alliance will not be neutral. In our hearts and minds, we will be with our allies and friends. And Canadians will be overwhelmingly with us.

But we will not be with the Canadian government.

Modern Canada was forged in large part by war -- not because it was easy but because it was right. In the great wars of the last century -- against authoritarianism, fascism, and communism -- Canada did not merely stand with the Americans, more often than not we led the way. We did so for freedom, for democracy, for civilization itself. These values continue to be embodied in our allies and their leaders, and scorned by the forces of evil, including Saddam Hussein and the perpetrators of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. That is why we will stand -- and I believe most Canadians will stand with us -- for these higher values which shaped our past, and which we will need in an uncertain future.

Messrs. Harper and Day are the leader and shadow foreign minister, respectively, of the Canadian Alliance.


Dr Mike said...

As I see it , we have 2 options here :

--a bully & a Liar---aka Stephen Harper


-- a gentleman who is not a liar --- aka Mr Stephane Dion.

As a trust investor , i have experienced the bullying & the Lying---I didn`t like it one little bit.

Time to give Mr Dion a chance.

Dr Mike.

Jim said...

Judging by the news out of Quebec today i would say Mr Dion's chances of ever becoming PM are now nil.

Johnathon said...

Wow, what a speech.

I thought it sounder more like a Liberal speech, seeing how it was filled with concerns for the Iraqi people and for deomcracy worldwide.......

Oops! I forgot that the Liberals only care about human rights when it has to do with homosexuals and muslims, and of course anyone who agrees with the Liberal message.

How can any Liberal be proud when they tell people they support a party who did everything they could do to try to keep the most brutal dictator in recent history in power?

It's funny how Jean Chretien got away with bribing Canadians with their own money and how he also got away with being in lockstep with Saddam Hussein.

When you tell people that you're a member of the "LBC", make sure you remind them of how happy Saddam was with Chretien.

If it was up to Chretien and his theiving cronies, Saddam would still be butchering and raping his own people.

How proud you must be.

Anonymous said...

Hey Johnathon:

You're good!

Did you come up with these great thoughts on your little lonesome or are you scripted by the Conservative Party of Canada, like phone-in callers across the country?

Dr Mike said...



I am surprised you can sleep at night for the fear you must have of the Liberal party & Jean Chretien in particular--you must be having nightmares coming out the whazoo.

It was a "sorta" nice try to deflect from the real issue of Canada`s "El Suprimo" bully , Stephen Harper--now this is what I call a walking nightmare.

He has scared the crap out of every old folk trust investor in this country.

He has scared the crap out of anyone who feared the presence of American troops within our borders.

He has scared the crap out of anyone who may fear for our nuclear safety.

He truly scares the crap out of anyone who may be wrongly imprisoned in another country other than the those under US control : in the case of the US you are totally screwed for sure.

He scares the crap out of me personally for his right wing religious leanings which brings him into lockstep with the Republican Party of the US.

I would not be worried about Jean Chretien , we have Mr Harper to occupy our "worry" sensors at present.

Dr Mike.

Dr Mike said...


I misspelled your name--I am truly sorry---my mistake.

I blame it on my life-long passion for the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

It appears that You Reformers drive me to distraction.

Dr Mike.

Robert Gibbs said...


With reference to your posts...a few images on the lighter side (Stevie and George W):

Dr Mike said...


Loved those links.



Anonymous said...

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