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Comments We Like - Adrian McNair
December 11, 2009 @ 12:22
"Let's not pretend this detainee affair is anything but deflection and distraction from the core issue, defeating the enemy, and identify it for what it truly represents: rank political opportunism intended to gain a few votes in the next election in Canada."
December 9, 2009 @ 17:53
I've received several e-mails from the predictable group wondering why I haven't had anything more to say about the so called Afghani scandal. You know, all the bullshit about Afghan detainees being abused after being handed over by Canadian troops to Afghan police.
I haven't had anything more to say about it, because I really don't think it deserves a response.
This has turned into a disgusting political field day for the Liberals and NDP, even though they're well aware that war sucks. It's dirty and abusive and unfair and criticism of our side on any level is nothing short of slimy.
It's a way to take something that's relatively insignificant in the big picture and turn it into a slam against the Conservatives... and believe me, I'd say the same thing if the roles were reversed. You see, I put our country and our troops first.
A headline in today's Toronto Star makes we want to puke. "Afghan beaten by police was in Canadian custody: top general"
Read it if you want, but it changes nothing. Chief of Defence Staff Walter Natynczyk said not only was it known Afghan police abused prisoners but that one in particular had been handed over by Canadian troops.
That's what it comes down to, "one in particular." Natynczyk is drawing from recent information he got over the past 24 hours, but it still shouldn't be considered a condemnation of our soldiers or the government.
"One in particular" shouldn't cause a massive shit fit that only serves to criticize people who are in a tough position to make decisions and protect the interests of our soldiers and their reputation.
"One in particular"
Not to be cold, but when your get right down to it how in the hell, in times of war, with so much going on over there, should anyone on "our side" be raked across the coals for something that happened to "one in particular."
It's interesting to read some of the comments that have been attached to today's story in the Star. I'm surprised they haven't been deleted.
How about this one!
"God forbid they are beaten with newspapers by Afghanistan soldiers when in their custody. Most of them would gladly bomb your home, or your child's school if given half a chance. And you Liberal sheep insist on making this a political story! Let's remember the Liberal government was in power when this all started, and some of what you cry about so loudly took place under their watch. If you have personal feelings to express, do so. That is all of our rights. But stop this infantile habit of trying to turn everything into a political game."
And this one says it all.
"I do not know one person who cares about this. Not once have I heard anyone bring it up at work or at the coffee shop."
Bingo. This is a non-story that has been perpetrated by a Liberal media that is grasping at straws because just about everything else the sitting government has done has sat well with Canadians.
Ignatieff and Layton and the Toronto Star and everybody else who wants to turn this into something it isn't should be ashamed of themselves.
It's war. It's tough and miserable and crazy at times. To turn "one in particular" into some national inquiry is pathetic. The attempts by some to turn this into a way to get at Stephen Harper is downright creepy.
I'm done with this story because there's nothing else to say, other than I'm embarrassed for those who deserve better.
Psalm 2009 -- FIRST BOOK OF GOVERNMENT
December 2, 2009 @ 08:35
McGuinty is the shepherd I did not want
He leadeth me beside the still factories.
He restoreth my faith in the Conservative party..
He guideth me in the path of unemployment for his party's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the bread line,
I shall fear no hunger, for his bailouts are with me.
He has anointed my income with taxes, ..,.,,HST being the latest
My expenses runneth over.
Surely, poverty and hard living will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will live in a mortgaged home forever.
I am glad I am Canadian
I am glad that I am free.
But I wish I was a dog ...
And McGuinty was a tree.
The Rational Man
November 29, 2009 @ 23:21
PORT OF SPAIN-Prime Minister Stephen Harper took a partisan shot at his opposition critics while touring the HMCS Quebec in Trinidad-Tobago Sunday.
"Let me just say this: living as we do, in a time when some in the political arena do not hesitate before throwing the most serious of allegations at our men and women in uniform, based on the most flimsy of evidence, remember that Canadians from coast to coast to coast are proud of you and stand behind you, and I am proud of you, and I stand beside you."
That just about says it all.
Meanwhile, the NDP announced Sunday it will use its "opposition day" in the Commons on Tuesday to hold a vote on the need for an inquiry.
Mrs. And Mrs. Krieber-Dion
November 22, 2009 @ 10:06
"If the Toronto elites had been more in tune, humble and realist, Stéphane would have been willing to take all the time and absord all the hits needed to rebuild the party."
Stephane Dion must be one proud fella today. His wife, who obviously wears the pants in the house lost her mind on Saturday and posted a facebook attack on Michael Ignatieff.
Granted, Ignatieff is a class "A" stooge in his own right, but Dion's wife, who goes by the name Janine Krieber wrote a scathing piece on Ignatieff's underhanded means of grabbing control of the party, she criticized his decision not to back the coalition and now claims the party is in total disarray.
Listen lady, the party was in disarray before Ignatieff took control and a lot of it had to do with your limp dick husband who we'll now refer to as Mr. Krieber.
It wasn't Ignatieff who led the Liberals to defeat in the last election and it wasn't Ignatieff who was willing to jump into bed with the vile Jack Layton and it wasn't Ignatieff who produced that Mickey Mouse home-made cell phone video to announce plans for the coalition.
It was your husband, Mr. Krieber.
I love this crap. What Canada needs is a Liberal party in disarray so we can get on with the important business of electing a majority Conservative government.
As a matter of fact, that's why the Liberals are in such disarray and even becoming more disarrayed - they simply can't deal with the straight forward, solid job that Stephen Harper is doing leading this country.
And again, before you all start hootin' and hollerin' let me repeat, as a rule, I'm not partisan. I was forced into it by the ridiculous under-handed corrupt Liberal government that ruled this country for much too long through the 90's and early 2000's, and the liar that's screwin' up Ontario hasn't helped either.
Yea, Stephan Dion-Krieber must be real proud this morning. It's always a proud moment when your wife proves she has bigger balls than you do!
The Real Shame
November 20, 2009 @ 21:58
Here's a message to all of the bleeding heart Liberals who are thoroughly enjoying the bullshit focus that's been placed upon the Harper government this week.
You ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Right off the top lets establish this, Taliban forces in Afghanistan long ago adopted a tactic of falsely accusing Coalition troops of mistreating detainees so this is nothing new.
Other countries like Australia have dealt with it, but to their credit have chosen to ignore it and stand behind the reputation of their military.
I'm embarrassed for Canada. I'm embarrassed that a small minority of anti-cons, which includes significant members of the media, have been able to take this non-story and not only attempt to embarrass a government, but also embarrass our military.
Even if the stories were true, I have a feeling that most Canadians, in fact the vast majority, feel the way I do. As cold and hard as it sounds we can't take responsibility for the treatment of detainees once they're handed over to Afghani authorities because we're not capable of preventing it.
Oh yea, it's easy for some people to say we are, but it would be far too much to ask.
Remember this isn't just an issue of innocents being tortured; this is an issue of torture itself. According to the critics, even convicted Taliban shouldn't be handed over if we think there's a chance they'll be tortured.
In other words our military should somehow come up with a system of figuring out whose guilty and who's innocent and then once they've determined that, figure out who will get tortured and who won't, and once they've determined that, find a place for those who might be.
It's ridiculous and I'm sure deep down, most of the assholes that stood up the House of Commons today and demanded answers from the Prime Minister know it is.
But it represents a chance for a dying Liberal party to grab at something, a chance for a pathetic NDP party to continue their campaign of smearing our military and a chance for Harper haters to lash out.
Was the Prime Minister aware that some detainees had allegedly been tortured? So what if he was!
Our country is at war and war isn't pretty and shit happens and I go back to what I said earlier, given the realities facing our military (a frustrating war in a shit hole of a country) what exactly are they supposed to do?
The Prime Minister, I'm sure, appreciates the situation and rather than act on here-say, unsubstantiated reports and the word of the fuckin' Taliban decided to back the military and protect their reputation through extremely difficult circumstances.
He put our soldiers first.
November 19, 2009 @ 08:53
Please note, this skunk had no first hand proof of torture, but beyond that, somebody should tell his guy war is war and it gets ugly at times. Canadian soldiers did what they were supposed to do, hand over prisoners to Afghan authorities - what happened after that was out of our hands.
We can attempt to change a government, but we can't change a culture.
Ask some of the families of killed Canadian soldiers what they think of this story and I'm sure you'd get an ear full.
Shame of the Toronto Star for making a big deal of this, and shame on the sinking Liberals for jumping all over it.
How dare we critisize our military on any level for this, and kudos to the Harper government for putting the reputation of our soldiers and the horrible job they have to do, above what a few suck holes think.
War blows - get used to it.
If You Can't Take It Don't Dish It
November 19, 2009 @ 08:52
This story is so pathetic it's almost funny. The Liberals are howlin' over a flyer distributed by the Conservatives, in which allegedly paints them as anti-semitic.
Wow. The Liberals have spent most of the past two decades going out of their way to paint Conservatives as intolerant red neck yahoos - unfounded of course - and now they're squakin' over this?
How fortunate of the Liberals to have a newspaper like the Toronto Star in their back-pockets to defend them at any cost.
*note to Liberals - I know what you're thinking, I defend the Conservatives at any cost, which is not completely fair.
Canadian Thinker Survey
November 9, 2009 @ 08:35
If you are against the Pan American Games coming to Southern Ontario, and would like to see them cancelled, click on the discuss button and leave your feelings.
The 1976 Winter Olympics were originally awarded to Denver in May 1970, but a 300 percent rise in costs led to Colorado voters' rejection on November 7, 1972 of a $5 million bond issue to finance the games with public funds.
Denver officially withdrew on November 15 and the games were awarded to Innsbruck.