Monday, July 14, 2014

Compare and Contrast Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Unequivocal Support for Israel and the Liberals' Tepid, Mealy-Mouthed Weasel Words

Here's Harper:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Sunday called the rocket attacks from Gaza on Israel "terrorist acts, for which there is no justification." 
In a statement, Harper said the international community's failure to condemn "these reprehensible actions would encourage these terrorists to continue their appalling actions.
"Canada calls on its allies and partners to recognize that these terrorist acts are unacceptable and that solidarity with Israel is the best way of stopping the conflict," Harper said. 
"It is evident that Hamas is deliberately using human shields to further terror in the region." 
He added that Canada is unequivocally behind Israel and urged the Palestinian government to disarm Hamas.
Here's Marc Garneau, speaking for the Liberals:
“The Liberal Party of Canada is greatly concerned about the escalating violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip. 
“We strongly urge all parties to without delay seek an immediate ceasefire. All possible steps must be taken to protect civilian life. 
“The only path to peace is through negotiation. All sides must demonstrate restraint and a real commitment to peace if this violence is to be quelled.”
Well, you can understand where the Liberals are coming from. They don't want to alienate that all-important pro-Hamas/anti-Israel vote which is intrinsic to their base.

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