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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Iggy and Israel

Warren has posted an open letter from the "Canada-Israel Committee" to Mr. Michael Ignatieff, requesting that he clarify his statement this past weekend, which in essence was accusing Israel of war crimes in Qana.

In short... (cue Ricky) "Iggy... you got some spalain to do!"

As if the Liberal Party of Canada hasn't done enough to alienate the Jewish voters of Toronto and Montreal... this is certainly isn't going to help matters a whole lot! This time though, if you think about it, it's an even bigger afront to the Jewish community. Before, it was mostly the left of the Party that had raised the ire of that community.

Iggy, according to most Liberals, represents the "right wing" (ha, that's a laugh!) of the Liberal Party. Thus, if both sides are now taking shots at Israel, that leaves little or no room within the Party for the Jewish vote.

No problem... there's plenty of room for just about everyone in the big tent of the Conservative Party of Canada...


  • At Thu. Oct. 12, 01:45:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    "taking shots at Israel"

    Calling a spade a spade is not taking a shot at Israel. There are plenty of Israelis that are legitimately upset at the Qana bombing. Targetting civilian infrastructure is a war crime, plain and simple.

    From an Israeli newspaper (Haaretz):
    "As the Israel Air Force continues to investigate the air strike [at Qana], questions have been raised over military accounts of the incident. It now appears that the military had no information on rockets launched from the site of the building, or the presence of Hezbollah men at the time. The Israel Defense Forces had said after the deadly air-strike that many rockets had been launched from Qana. However, it changed its version on Monday. The site was included in an IAF plan to strike at several buildings in proximity to a previous launching site. Similar strikes were carried out in the past. However, there were no rocket launches from Qana on the day of the strike."

  • At Thu. Oct. 12, 01:50:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Dirk said…

    One more thought:

    It really bugs me how so many politically-minded people think only of votes being swayed when prominent public figures make statements about controversial situations like those in the Middle East.

    a) I'm sure many sincere, thinking voters are not so shallow as to park their vote with whoever gives the best sound-byte to their ethnic/religious group's cause.

    b) People are suffering and dying. Can't we show some deference?


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