I wonder how long it will take for the Liberal Party of Canada or its leader, Michael Ignatieff, to stand up for Canada and respond to the slanderous allegations by Venezuela’s ambassador to the Organization of American States, Roy Chaderton Matos, that Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan are guilty of torture and assassinations.
I doubt we’ll hear any defence of Canada from Jack Layton or the New Democrats as Hugo Chavez and his government are darlings of the Canadian left. And socialists tend to owe their loyalties more to international movements than to their own nation. We saw this clearly demonstrated a few weeks ago at Copenhagen. Hugo Chavez is one of the more vocal leaders of international socialism so he’ll get no more that a tepid rebuke—if that—from the Dippers.
The Canadian left are so enthralled by leaders like the Castro brothers and Hugo Chavez. Whatever these men say or do is excused. No matter how repressive their regimes are, we are told how much better off their people are than they were before.
Chavez and the Castros are socialists after all and must, by definition, rule over countries that but for the wicked Americans would be paradises. No great stampede from international socialists to immigrate to these enlightened nations though.
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