The current Canadian PM, Stephen Harper, is a right-wing evangelical Bush-Bot who is just itching to sell this country to to the United States. During last summer war in which Israel killed hundreds of Lebanese civilians, he called the Israeli response "measured." Problem is, the majority of Canadians, while sympathetic to BOTH parties, aren't really into the whole idea of bombing civilians-and the crap about terrorists hiding amongst them is crap. Murder is murder. By combating evil Israel has become that evil. If you want to be a democracy then start acting like a democracy. If you want to fight terrorism, then Israel, renounce your terrorist ways. Or not. Just don't expect the rest of the world (and the thinking people of Canada) to act like the sleeping masses of the United States whose government your lobby seems to get along with so chummily. This is an opinion, but feel free to freak out and call me names. Evidently thats how it's done one this Talkback. Peace and luck!
MK Nachman Shai calls on Netanyahu to declare national state of emergency (Haaretz)
from the article: The mysteries of American logic