Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Much ado about nothing article - leads at the Toronto Star

Biggest non-story of the day has to be this Toronto Star report suggesting ‘Canada eyes arms sales to Pakistan’ and leads opens with dramatic opening:

ISLAMABAD–Canada is considering ending its 11-year embargo on the sale of military technology to a nuclear-armed Pakistan, Defence Minister Peter MacKay says. The development comes as Pakistan's army prepares to take its fight against Taliban militants into the tribal region bordering Afghanistan.
However, this is what Peter MacKay actually said - as quoted in the Toronto Star – no less!
In a telephone interview from Islamabad, MacKay, who this week called Pakistan the "most dangerous country in the world," said he's impressed with Pakistan's resolve in taking on the Taliban. "Doing military business in the future, and trade in particular, is something that is under consideration," MacKay said after meeting with Pakistani President Asif Zardari. However, he added, "We're not there yet."

Let me paraphrase - at some unknown potential day in the future - Canada might consider do military business with Pakistan. Is it any wonder the newspaper business is dying?

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