Maybe we should celebrate today with a nationwide distribution of bumper stickers that read: Support the troops, by not supporting Harper.
After all, it was five years ago today that Stephen Harper foolishly proclaimed that Canada should blindly follow the US and Britain into the invasion of Iraq. He made that proclamation in the Wall Street Journal no less.
How very appropriate, since we now learn that this war will cost the US three trillion dollars, the equivalent of $30,000 for every single American household.
In deceivin' Stephen's Wall Street Journal piece below, notice how he tries to pawn off the mission as a "multilateral coalition of nations". What complete BS, since the Iraq invasion was anything but a "multilateral coalition of nations". It was done without even receiving UN sanction, for crying out loud. More like a "unilateral coalition of raiders".
Even worse is how Stephen Harper tries to falsely link Saddam Hussein with 9-11. Even the Penatgon has since fessed up to that conflated piece of George Bush propaganda. Sort of like how Harper went on to falsely conflate income trusts with tax leakage, although he has yet to admit to that exercise in utter falsehood and fiscal mismanagement, which only cost selected households in Canada $30,000, and up. Many of those who could least afford it. Seniors on fixed incomes whose nest eggs he promised he would never raid.
Stephen Harper certainly is scary. Imagine if Canadians were ever to extend this guy a majority. I shudder to think. Hang on to your wallets and first born children, the man is not to be trusted. This kind of "leadership" can only lead to ruin:
Wall Street Journal |
March 28, 2003
Canadians Stand With You
By STEPHEN HARPER and STOCKWELL DAY
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.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 8:47 PM