Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Canada sole voice of dissent at the UN human rights council

The Toronto Star is reporting this:
OTTAWA–Canada stood alone before a United Nations human rights council yesterday, the only one among 47 nations to oppose a motion condemning the Israeli military offensive in Gaza.

And then the Toronto Star starts the spin:
The vote before the Geneva-based body shows the Stephen Harper government has abandoned a more even-handed approach to the Middle East in favour of unalloyed support of Israel, according to some long-time observers.
No doubt the Jewhaters in Canada will be having a fit and will come out in full force against Stephen Harper's government but I can live with the implications of not standing on the same side of those alleged big promoters of human rights. Of course, both Russia and China vote against humanitarian intervention in places like the Dafur...go figure.


Jim said...

So, according to our betters at the Star, the only way to be "even-handed" is to attack Israel at every turn.

Dear Toronto Star Editors ... you disgust me.

Kevin Jaeger said...

For a conservative there hasn't been much to cheer about in this government, but occasionally things like this remind me that yes, the Harper government really is better than the Liberal alternative.

Good on them to have the courage to stand alone - the other democratic countries should be ashamed of themselves.