July 21, 2006

Harper Survives First Crisis with Battle Scars

Now that over 1000 Canadians have managed to get out of Lebanon, the Conservative government is claiming complete success.

Let’s Recap:
Closing the embassy to Canadians and keeping them in the dark for 6 days is success…

Evacuating Canadians only from Beirut, forcing some to travel on highways that are being bombed by Israel is a success…

Standing side by side with George W. Bush saying Israel is justified to blow up Canadian civilians then flying to Cyprus for a photo op is a success…

Evacuating permanent residents only if they have close family in Canada, turning other permanent residents away at the Port of Beirut is a success…

In the meantime, thousands of other Canadians are still trapped in Lebanon. If that is success, I can hardly wait to see them fail.

3 Commentaires:

Blogger Bud a dit...

It's difficult enough to coordinate the evacuation of some 40,000 so-called Canadians from Lebanon, but try to do it from Canada and the task is even harder. Most of the work needs to be done by the ambassador to Lebanon. This "genius" has messed things up real good. And by the way, he was appointed to that post by Paul Martin. So you try to work the logistics of an evacuation of that magnitude from 1000's of miles away . . . it's not easy. You'd think the ambassador would at least have organized his staff a little better. Any bets to how long he'll stay at his post?

7/21/2006 2:07 p.m.  
Blogger ottlib a dit...

Bud: It took a few days but there it is. A Conservative has fallen back on the old saw: "It is the Liberals fault".

And you blamed a diplomat to boot.


Incidently, read the Globe and Mail from yesterday. There is an interesting piece in it about how the PMO micro-managed the whole evacuation.

The Ambassador could not even decide to take a shit, when this whole thing started, without getting prior permission from Stephen Harper.

Oh wait, never mind. The G&M is a socialist newspaper that has a "Liberal bias" just like every other newspaper that writes anything that could be perceived as critical of the Dear Leader and his merry men (and women).

7/21/2006 3:57 p.m.  
Blogger A BCer in Toronto a dit...

Bud, I don't think this is Harper's Katrina, so you really don't need to cast some ramdom diplomat as his "Brownie." Besides, I think he's doing a heckuva job.

7/22/2006 12:24 a.m.  

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