Harper takes shot at opposition over torture allegations
Joanna Smith Ottawa Bureau
Published 28 minutes ago
PORT OF SPAIN–Prime Minister Stephen Harper took a partisan shot at his opposition critics while touring the HMCS Quebec in Trinidad-Tobago Sunday.
"Let me just say this: living as we do, in a time when some in the political arena do not hesitate before throwing the most serious of allegations at our men and women in uniform, based on the most flimsy of evidence, remember that Canadians from coast to coast to coast are proud of you and stand behind you, and I am proud of you, and I stand beside you."
Hey Stephen, no one is accusing Canadian men and women serving in the Military (at this point) of committing any wrongdoing in the matter of potential torture of Afghan detainees. It is you and your government that is being held to account for possible wrong doing.
Stop exploiting these Canadian men and women who serve in Canada's military in a desperate attempt to shield yourself from public scrutiny, as you are deviously conflating issues to buy absolution for your obvious wrongdoing. Made obvious by the lengths to which you are going to cover this issue up, including hiding behind these very men and women who serve it the military, whose goodwill in the minds of Canadians, you are attempting to engender and exploit.
Conflation: Conflation occurs when concepts, sharing some characteristics of one another, become confused until there seems to be only a single identity — the differences appear to become lost.  In logic, the practice of treating two distinct concepts as if they were one does often produce error or misunderstanding — but not always — as a fusion of distinct subjects tends to obscure analysis of relationships which are emphasized by contrasts.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Posted by Fillibluster at 3:42 PM