Tuesday, September 19, 2006

One of these things is exactly the same as the others ...

  • "U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld made a similar case [as the President had, attacking Iraq War critics] on Tuesday but took it a step further by likening war critics to those who argued for appeasing the Nazis during World War Two."
- Reuters, August 31, 2006

  • "(The terrorists are) waiting for the Democrats here to take control, let things cool off and then strike again."
- Key Bush ally, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, August 15, 2006

  • "Only they (the federal NDP) and the Taliban want us out of Afghanistan."
- Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor, September 19, 2006 (today)


This space has made it clear that we support Canada's continued mission in Afghanistan, because it's the right thing to do.

We however do not support the odious attempts to stifle discussion about that mission, including against the federal NDP's (misguided) call to bring the troops home by February.

O'Connor's statement shows how much affinity the Conservatives may really have for wacko Republican agendas, like foreign policy.

And besides the disgusting suggestion that anyone who questions our Afghan mission is enabling terrorism (or indeed, perhaps is some sort of closet terrorist), O'Connor should read the polls.

It's sure a lot more than just the federal NDP caucus who want us out of Afghanistan*.

Take care, sir.


* UPDATE: Weird. The TorStar story that we originally linked appeared to have disappeared. Hmmm.