"To be sure, the American presence has not rid the Arab world of its political malignancies. But there have been gains in Afghanistan and Lebanon and in the Arabian Peninsula. A notice has been served, after the abdication of the 1990s, that a price will be paid by rogues and paymasters of terrorism who run afoul of American interests. It seems like ages ago--American memory is so incredibly short--that our special forces flushed Saddam Hussein out of his "spider hole." An unmistakable message was sent to despots in Syria and Libya, and to more sly rulers nearby who winked at terrorism: America was done with appeasement."
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing -- Edmund Burke
Saturday, March 18, 2006
The only thing missing from Liberal leadership hopefuls are a couple of ex- Bloc members-seems like they have more than a few cross overs as it is
"SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq."
Murder clearance rates-.... the paper avalanche, without a corresponding increase in manpower, also hinders investigations.
"Day and Hervieux-Payette exemplify the foul mood the Liberals have been in ever since they lost the Jan. 23 election. When are Liberals like Day going to get it through their heads that Canadians don't share their view that Harper is "scary"?
The media pundits have their shorts in a knot because Harper has a freeze on Ministers speaking out for now.They don't even have their offices fully staffed yet and the Parliamentary prima donnas know it.All the media are trying to do is get one of the novice Ministers to put their foot in their mouths so they can splash it all over the front pages.Most of them are basically Liberal cheerleaders anyway so they'll slant the stories to suit their agendas.The Ministers are using their time to get up to speed on their portfolios,the throne Speech will be out in a few weeks and the Budget at the end of April.Ministers probably won't feel comfortable until the fall session because there is a lot of information to absorb when a government changes.After all the Liberals were in power for 13 years.
There'll be plenty of time to ask questions. Speaking of questions there were a lot of questions the media didn't ask their Liberal pals about the Sponsorship program over a 10 year period.While the media have some time on their hands, maybe they can find out how many documents about the Sponsorship program were destroyed after the Auditor- General's Office made their initial inquiries.That's probably something the public might find interesting while the media wait for Parliament to resume.Another question the media might answer in the mean time is why did the Liberal "A" team candidates bail out of the Leadership race??-and it wasn't just for "family" reasons.
As for the public having a "great deal" of confidence in the press-it's only about 14% Instead of jumping on Harper so early in the game , perhaps they can do some navel gazing about why the public doesn't hold them in higher esteem.After all they kept the public in the dark about the oil -for food scam,the Sponsorship scam,and are now ignoring the fact that millions of new documents about Iraq have been released and are being translated by bloggers and others instead of the media.Why so little interest by the media?
Translation project of Iraqi documents here
As for information , the media's Liberal pals kept them in the dark by making it difficult to get Acess to Information. On the other hand,yesterday John Reid was given an extension for another six months- does the media think that was a good move for the Canadian public or not?
"But Europe has failed to buy security. On the contrary, France is learning that the agenda of radical Islamists is being supported by Iran, whose bid for nuclear power has so far been uncontainable by European diplomacy.
In Lebanon Rafik Hariri, a former prime minister and friend of Chirac, was killed by Syrian agents. With this murder, a message was delivered to Paris not to mess with the Damascus/Tehran axis in the Middle East and its Lebanese proxy, the Hezbollah."