Is anyone really surprised?:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper played hardball partisan politics AGAIN, saying Liberal MPs care more about Taliban prisoners than Canadian soldiers.
"I can understand the passion that the leader of the Opposition and members of his party feel for Taliban prisoners," Harper said Wednesday during Parliament's question period.
"I just wish occasionally they would show the same passion for Canadian soldiers."
As his MPs jeered the prime minister's remarks, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion called the statement shocking and asked for an apology.
He didn't get one.
It's time Canadians ask themselves, is the behavior we want from our Prime Minister? I realize parliament has always been a rough, partisan affair, and others have pointed to historical examples to illustrate this point, but Stephen Harper is clearly a different animal. What he inferred today is shocking, revolting, unseemly, disappointing and just plan LOW. It is essentially the American neo-con rhetoric, wherein any questioning of a military mission translates into siding with the enemy, rejection of the troops. Tell me again, which government used to lower the flag on Parliament Hill, every time there was a military casualty? Which government rejected this public display of support, favoring political expediency over decency?
Stephen Harper pontificated to us all about human rights, when it related to China. Why are the questions about detainees any different? Apparently, the issue of human rights is a matter of convenience for Harper, and scoring political points knows no bounds.
On the one hand, you just can't believe that a Prime Minister would say what he did today, and then you remind yourself of the pattern and it's just another disgusting moment in the ledger. The Liberals are Taliban sympathizers, Hezbollah supporters, who have terrorists in their ranks, all the while supporting guns, gangs and child porn.
It's high time Liberals change the discussion. What has become of the office of the Prime Minister? A snake oil salesman, who plays wedge politics with every issue, constantly trying to divide and conquer, in a relentless pursuit for power. A man who campaigned on ethics and moral superiority, who in fact, is most comfortable in the gutter. Harper tries to snow us all, but he slips, when he allows himself a moment of candor. Today, was the real Stephen Harper, the "hidden" cad.