Baird insisted the government is committed to revitalizing a new, inclusive authority in Baghdad. This, of course, was something the US spent over a decade attempting.
With no Western country wanting to send troops to Iraq, NATO has instead decided to flood the Kurds with weapons, and Canada is leading that initiative.
In the rush to dehumanize not only Assad, Gaddafi and Saddam but also any of their loyal supporters, virtually no attention was paid to those who were rising up against them.
The irony of all this chest thumping over Putin’s blatant aggression is that NATO redrew the map of Europe in 1999.
If Putin is wrong for furnishing military aid in an escalating civil war, how can Canada be right for adding its own military hardware to the same equation?
Given the tribal divisions, plus the criminal and extremist elements among the rebels, it did not take a genius to foresee that chaos and bloodshed would ensue once Gaddafi was gone.
With flags fluttering and trumpets blaring, we are to believe that the anti-submarine HMCS Toronto is on its way to serve up consequences in the eastern Mediterranean.
The US shot down an Iranian civilian airliner with 290 people aboard in 1988. Yet that incident was treated very differently than the MH17 tragedy.
Whoever seizes control of the Afghan presidency will not matter a whit anyway once the Americans withdraw their troops.
Political logic dictates that attacking your own people is bad, until it becomes necessary.