Compare and Contrast the Canadian Government's Response to the Gaza Fracas to Liberal Leader Bob Rae's Mealy-Mouthed Words
There's simply no comparison. Here's what Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird had to say:
“We fundamentally believe that Israel has the right to defend itself and its citizens from terrorist threats.
“Far too often, the Jewish people find themselves on the front lines in the struggle against terrorism, the great struggle of our generation. Just last weekend, more than 100 rockets rained down on civilians in southern Israel from positions in the Gaza Strip.
“Canada condemns the terrorist group Hamas and stands with Israel as it deals with regional threats to peace and security.”
Here's Bob Rae:
“On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I am calling on those exercising control over political and military events in Gaza to halt all rocket attacks against Israel. The terrorist group Hamas must take responsibility for these acts of violence out of Gaza and order them to stop.
We recognize Israel’s right to defend its population, and we also urge that parties involved take all possible steps to protect civilian life and work to implement a ceasefire.
The Middle East is at a critical and difficult moment, and every possible step must be taken to avoid a wider conflict.”
Well, at least he had the stones to say they're "terrorist".
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