So I Guess Martin Isn't An Improvement

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    still playing the Islamic card, like most of Europe hoping to be the last eaten I guess. I suppose blaming all on Israel and the US makes the obvious problems, easier to justify:

    http://canadiancoalition.com/cic03/CIC_ApplaudsMartinReSyria.html

     
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    www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1108672384813_104081584/?hub=Canada

    Questions continue to swirl on Parliament Hill about Paul Martin's description of Syria as occupying Lebanon to help to "keep the peace."

    The Prime Minister made the remarks in French on Thursday, coming out of a cabinet meeting. He was asked about the bombing that killed a popular opponent of Syrian presence in Lebanon, Rafik Hariri.

    The PM suggested the bombing was a sign the Syrians were not keeping the peace.

    Canada's official foreign policy position falls in line with that of the United Nations -- that the 14,000 Syrian troops that have lingered since the civil war of 20 years ago constitute an illegal occupation.

    "I don't know what Paul Martin was doing," CTV's Mike Duffy told Canada AM on Friday.

    Duffy said the PM "obviously had a little slip" and didn't say the correct thing.

    "If they're peacekeepers, why did they allow this bombing to happen? That's what I think he meant to say."

    On Thursday opposition MPs used the House of Commons daily question period to demand the prime minister either explain or retract his comment.

    Conservative Party Leader Stephen Harper was first out of the gates.

    "He said it's clear that if the Syrians are in Lebanon, it's because it's necessary to keep the peace.

    That's what the prime minister said, Mr. Speaker -- at the very time the international community are focused on a possible Syrian role in the assassination of former prime minister Hariri."

    But Martin was unequivocal as he accused the opposition of trying to "create confusion."

    "Mr. Speaker, I said in French and I said in English that the Syrians should withdraw from Syria. Now, I have now said it three times, Mr. Speaker," he said, making one more slip of the tongue.

    Later, he clarified: "The Syrians should withdraw from Lebanon. Does the honourable member now understand the position of the government of Canada?"
     
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    I don't know about the 'honorable member' but I'm confused as hell!
     
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    That's what the Islamic Congress is referring too.
     
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    Said, so which position really is Martin's?
     
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    He thinks they should withdraw, other than that, I don't have a clue.
     
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    Great. I feel better. I couldn't believe we could be that far apart.
     
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    Propaganda from the Muslim community in Canada.
     
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    I knew it was an Islamic site, the very idea that Martin had said something like that was very upsetting. Glad you were here!
     

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