Stronach was right to dump him and the Prime Minister needs to find a way to keep him from leaving home.
I can forgive a man many a things but sheer unmitigated stupidity I simply cannot overlook, excuse or forgive. The Jerusalem Post reports on Canada’s Foreign Minister:
He said that Canada "recognizes that Israel has a duty first and foremost to protect its citizens. But I want to point out that Israel's security depends on the Palestinians' ability to prosper in dignity. The increasing growth of settlements and settlement building in the West Bank is also a hindrance to this process."
The foreign minister said that Canada believed in a two-state solution "for reasons of principle and practicality. In the current environment, critics will say, and will be right, that we have been at the brink of peace and it has fallen through. They will also say that conditions for peace have been better in the past and still nothing came of this. But there are new conditions that change the picture - the nuclear threat from Iran, threats in Lebanon and Iraq. Many Arab leaders from the Gulf to the Maghreb, Arab leaders are willing to help. And with the exception of a few extremists, there is an acceptance that Israel is here to stay."
Really, now MacKay is starting to sound like Olmert.
The Palestinians have shown absolutely zero interest in prospering with or without dignity.
There has been an incredible amount of history documenting the terrorist attacks by Arab “militant” groups against Israeli civilians long before June 1967 or before the establishment of a single Jewish community in the Samaria, Judea or the Gaza Strip. The MacKay’s of the world find it convenient to maintain their worldview by forgetting or ignoring the blood of those "others".
If Israel’s security situation lies strictly on goodwill from her neighbors it would have all been over by 1949, and with the establishment of a second Palestinian state; the threat to Israel increases dramatically just as the disengagement from Gaza brought the Israeli less security not more. Just ask the children of Sderot.
A state which invests its heart with a radical element at its core will never be satisfied living within a phone booth sized state. Eventually, the phone booth will become the launching pad for continue larger attacks on larger and larger groups of Israeli civilians. Just think rockets.
What I wonder is how many Jews will have to die in the streets of Haifa, Tel Aviv or Jerusalem before the MacKay’s of the world will say; “Gee, I guess we were wrong.” Of course, with their next breath there will be probably be a “but” and somehow the failure will be blamed on the Israeli state.