Tuesday, January 13, 2009

How dare Canada vote according to principle!

So... the Toronto Star is whining that Canada was the lone opposing vote on a lopsided, inflammatory resolution at the UN Human Rights Council accusing Israel of grave violation of human rights in the recent conflict in Gaza.  Such an action, they suggest, means that Canada has abandoned "a more even-handed approach to the Middle East in favour of unalloyed support of Israel."  At the very least, I suppose, they would rather that Canada take the position of several European countries and abstain.   But no, they complain, Canada had to vote according to principle and vote against such human rights giants as Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Egypt, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, and Russia.  No, no, this will never do, they cry.  Canada should not stand alone!  Better that we sit on the fence!

Frankly, I have rarely been more proud to be a Canadian.  Finally, we are starting to act like a real country with the courage to have an opinion of our own, rather than letting our country of origin dictate what our political opinion will be.    Bravo!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree. Eunice