Thursday, December 10, 2009

Baa, Baa, Baa

John Ibbitson outlines all the reasons Peter MacKay will not be fired, even though he is either incompetent or a war criminal. I agree with Ibbitson. Canada has come to the point where the idea of Afghans being tortured is just fine with a huge chunk of the population. Canada is also a place where the phrase "objectively wrong" has been wiped from the public domain and has been replaced by "politically survivable". We have become a nation of apathetic sheep, led by a group of cynical wolves. Peter MacKay is safe because Harper believes Canadians will be too busy watching the World Juniors to care whether or not his Defense Minister is a war criminal. The unfortunate thing is, I believe he is right. Peter MacKay should not run anything larger than a fruit stand on the highway. He will however be a Minister of the Crown for as long as we let his boss get away with it.
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  1. The only thing that gives me hope is that poll I saw that said more than half of Canadians didn't believe the government and another that said that 83% wanted to get to the bottom of it with a public inquiry.

    That implies skepticism AND anger.

  2. I would love to be proved wrong. I really would.