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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Liberal Hypocrisy at its Worst

Alberta Ardvark has pointed out yet another example of Liberal hypocrisy... remember "the good old days" back in 2002, when the Liberals were running the show, and PM JC refused to even acknowledge that there were Canadian soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan?

Now, they're calling us on the carpet for handing over Afghan prisoners to the Afghan authorities... prisoners to whom the Geneva Convention does not apply. (they are not uniformed soldiers of any nation under any declaration of war) The irony of this whole issue? They're being handed over in accordance with the prisoner transfer agreement established during the tenure of the previous Liberal government. Yes, some reports of questionable practices have come up... so the Government has an obligation to investigate. There are still many details that need to be cleared up, but once things are clear, action should indeed be taken. But seeing the Liberals and other Opposition parties harping on The Honourable Mr. O'Conner is just sad.

Poor old Gordon. I'll admit, he's gone and stuck his foot in his mouth this week about the non-agreed to agreement to monitor prisoners. Looks like he jumped the gun a bit, and got some as-yet-to-be-determined details wrong... details, which by the way, are still in the works. But hardly the kind of thing that he should be forced to resign over. He's got one tough job, and can't seem to get a break.

During the CPC Training back in March, when he came up to the microphone to speak, the audience stopped him before he could open his mouth... by giving him a standing ovation for all the hard and thankless work he's done since taking office. He more than deserved it. (and he responded, after almost two minutes of sustained applause, "My mother put you up to that, didn't she." LOL) He has done more to rebuild this nation's military than any other Defence Minister for the last 15 or so years. It was indeed a "Decade of Darkness"... brought on by the Liberal Party of Canada's utter lack of understanding of the role of the Canadian military, and by its total lack of respect for the men and women who serve in uniform. That's why the men and women in Canada's military by and large support our Party, if any... because we're the only one who's shown them any kind of respect for generations.

They're greatful for what we've done for them... just as we are greatful for what they have done, and are willing to do, for each and every one of us.

Mr. O'Conner, while admittedly not the best performer in the House of Commons, or even on the media front, is just not a politician... he is a man of action. He took over a department that was in tatters, and has begun the task of rebuilding a proud Canadian institution... the Canadian Armed Forces. Some, even here amongst the Blogging Tories, are saying it's time for him to go. I disagree. He's made some real progress on a huge number of issues and files... and though admittedly he's made a couple of minor blunders on the Afghan detainees file, I hardly think it's something he should be tossed out in the cold for.

If it's a problem, give that portion of his file to Peter MacKay in Foreign Affairs, or to his Parliamentary Secretary... and let him keep doing the rest of his job that he has been doing so well.

I'll put it to you this way... I trust a blundering Mr. O'Conner running the Defence Department way more than I trust his predecessors.

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3 Comments:

  • At Fri. Apr. 27, 07:26:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well said. I think it's shameful the way they are treating Mr. O'Connor in Parliament. I hope he doesn't step down, but he really doesn't need to take all the mental abuse.

     
  • At Fri. Apr. 27, 08:58:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Conrad said…

    Mr. O'Connor is a breath of fresh air in parliament - an honest, down-to-earth person instead of a lawyer or professor.

    I disagree with your comment about the Liberal's lack of understanding of the role of the Canadian Military though. They understood it very well but that role did not fit with the Liberal aim of destroying the very fabric this country was made from.

     
  • At Fri. Apr. 27, 09:07:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I watched QP on CPAC late last night. It is disusting to see the Libs scream insults and make lame accusations. They ask questions with drama and dancing and then don't pay any attention to the answers. They are quick to call Day and O'Connor liars but believe the word possible terrorists.What is really disgusting is that these squawkers are paid by our taxes to represent Canadians in their ridings INCLUDING the soldiers.
    Do the people in their ridings support this kind of behaviour?My Lib rep is a quiet backbencher, but he'll be hearing from me. It is obvious faux concern for people, and it is all a show for media in an attmpt to take down the government and get "back in to power"
    Shame!
    Vicki

     

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