At first it was funny, followed by embarrassing, then alarming, and now it's just plain creepy :
July 21 (Bloomberg) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she wants a "robust international military force" to try to oust Hezbollah forces from southern Lebanon.
Aug 1 Globe&Mail --Mr. MacKay said Canada wants the United Nations to approve a "robust international military force" to police a ceasefire if one can be established.
MacKay went on to tell Opposition MPs that "Canada cannot be neutral on fundamental issues" and that is why the Conservative government condemns Hezbollah as a terrorist group that attacked a democracy.
As opposed to, say, condemning Israel as a terrorist group that attacked a democracy.
Funny he should mention that neutral business though.
A poll on the front page of the same paper states:
- 77 % of Canadians surveyed say Canada should be neutral in the current conflict and
- 53 % say they believe Mr. Harper has backed Israel because the position is in line with that of Mr. Bush.
Say, how's that 37% public approval rating working out for ya?