Friday, January 18, 2008

Dion Takes Flack For Conservative Proposal

Certainly I don't know whether S. Dion was suggesting invigorated diplomatic efforts (through NATO?) in an effort to pressure Pakistan into closing its porous Afghan border, or whether he really did want to send in the troops. If the latter, he is not the first to make this proposal. The first was the late, unlamented Tory Defense Minister Gordon O'Connor. From the original, September 2006 Globe story:

KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN --Canadian soldiers should join local forces fighting Taliban insurgents inside Pakistan,defense Minister Gordon O'Connor says, making a tentative first attempt at raising the explosive issue of foreign troops trespassersg on Pakistani territory.

Most of the Globe piece is behind a fire-wall, but I wrote back then that:

...what O'Connor seems to be asking in the above is merely that Canadian and allied troops should have the same permissions as U.S. Special Forces: to conduct limited, low-profile pursuits of al-Qaeda and Taliban suspects into Pakistan.

Jeez but people have short memories, including some of the ones around Dion, apparently. It would have taken exactly 6 seconds to run a few search terms and found all this out. Employ teh googles, Dion! Employ teh googles!

(Actually, it looks like O'Connor backpedalled from this idea pretty quickly as well)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Somebody put a sports bra on Dion!

Why?

Because he's an out-of-control BOOB!

Ti-Guy said...

Jeez but people have short memories, including some of the ones around Dion, apparently.

Only Conservatives think to look over the past record to try and waft whatever stink is hanging off of them towards others in order to accuse them of farting too. That's their only skill, after all.

It's a loser strategy, generally. Ideas have merit on their own, or they don't.

Anonymous said...

And ti-guy is the expert on losers.

Ti-Guy said...

After being exposed to you anony-tards, who wouldn't be an expert on losers?

Anonymous said...

And just where do you spend most of your time? When you're not surfing for hentai, I mean.

andrew said...

One left-wing leader that I have some respect for is former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. This is what he said in Toronto yesterday : "The challenges are clear and profound," he added, as he urged Canada not to flinch in its fight against Islamic radicals in Afghanistan.

"We have to stand up and fight for our values as though they were at risk -- and they are," he said. "It would be nice if we didn't have to take sides, but we do and we need to stand up. Don't let the short-term comfort of our own lives displace what we know we should be doing."

Describing himself as a "fully paid-up fan of Canada," Mr. Blair praised Canadian soldiers who are fighting alongside British troops in southern Afghanistan and said they were serving "as noble a cause as I can think of."

Groups such as the Taliban thrive on carnage and terror, Mr. Blair said, and they will take any sign of weakness as a victory.

"We have to make the Taliban understand that our determination exceeds theirs. We need to be on our front foot in the fight on global terrorism. We can't expect a military solution, but when they do fight, we have to fight them back.

It's palpable proof that even left-of-center parties can act responsibly.

The Liberals just made a mistake picking Dion as leader. He's further left than the NDP on most key issues.

I'm not sure I would have paid $437.20 to hear him speak in TO but agree with him or not the guy was quite a leader.

Ti-Guy said...

Describing himself as a "fully paid-up fan of Canada,"

...who just happened to ignore the country completely from the beginning of the Iraq disaster until the end of his ignoble tenure.

Ah, the sweet naïveté of the Conserva-boy.

It's palpable proof that even left-of-center parties can act responsibly.

Yes. Like when the Liberals kept Canada out of Iraq.

Oh, right. You've probably forgotten that.

Ti-Guy said...

Speaking of Conserva-boys, you gotta love this.

Everything Jonah Goldberg (and every conserva-boy) has ever said and will ever say, captured in four minutes.

andrew said...

"Yes. Like when the Liberals kept Canada out of [Afghanistan]?

Oh, right. You've probably forgotten that."

When Stephane Dion was in Cabinet without a vote in Parliament.

Oh, right. You've probably forgotten that too.

The Liberal legacy always outs the Party Without Principles let by a Leader Without Guts.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do you think it's eeezeee to be consistent on matters of policy?"

I guess not Stéphane. Not if your name is Stéphane Dion.

"Do you think it's eeezeee to be understood when you can only speak mangled english?"

No Stéphane, we know how hard it is.

"Do you think it's eeezee to force an election when we're always trailing in the polls and ave no moneee?

We sympathize with your predicament but the buck stops with you. It's easy to be an academic in academia lecturing students Steph but the real world is a tough place.

Ti-Guy said...

Shorter anonymous anonymous: Stéphane Dion's a nigger. Nigger, nigger, nigger!

It's easy to be an academic in academia lecturing students Steph but the real world is a tough place.

This from a redneck holed up in his bunker, drinking Jack Daniels all day and playing online Texas Hold 'em.

Yeah, you'd know a lot about the real world.

wilson said...

from the article:
Kandahar, Afghanistan --
''Canadian soldiers should join local forces fighting
Taliban insurgents inside Pakistan, Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor says,
making a tentative first attempt at raising the explosive issue of foreign
troops trespassing on Pakistani territory.

Mr. O'Connor held meetings with several military and intelligence officials
in Islamabad yesterday in which he urged his counterparts to step up their
actions against the insurgents who emerge from hideouts in Pakistan to
attack Canadian troops in southern Afghanistan.

"Among other things, I suggested that some Pakistan officers be stationed
with our troops in Kandahar and Canadian troops be stationed on the Pakistan
side," Mr. O'Connor said afterward, in an interview with Associated Press of
Pakistan. "This will assist in information gathering and intelligence
sharing on both sides of the border."

BIG difference between O'Connors meeting in Pakistan and Dions news conference in Quebec.

Anonymous said...

Wilson has slithered over here after geting caught lying over at Farnwide to the effect that, "taxpayers are on the hook for an image consultant for Dion."
Grow some balls, Willy and go own up and apologize for lying.

Lenny

burlivespipe said...

Wilson, who amputated his numbers a while back, is just like his leader. Even with the muddy footsteps and one glove sticking out of his pocket, will never admit to lying. He just points 'Over there!' and runs like a scared ferret. Only his boss waddles.

Anonymous said...

There's a reason why Dion's personal approval numbers has dropped by a whopping twenty points since nominated leader.

The more you see him, the more you realize he's a condescending academic weasel who doesn't have a clue about the world outside his comfy academic world.

Ti-Guy said...

Wilson has slithered over here after geting caught lying over at Farnwide

*tsk tsk tsk*...How disappointing. Wilson, I had long thought you aspired to a higher level of trolling and sought to avoid those greasy, moldy, stinky little lies your compadres indulge in.

Now I'm going to have to struggle to find some redeeming quality about you. Let's see...do you have great tits?