So, Canada has decided to pledge 5-million dollars to fight drug crime in Central/Latin America. And Canada goes on to say that radical suggestions like legalizing drugs won't be the answer. I guess it's alright for Mexicans and Columbians to kill themselves to feed North American drug habits...but we shouldn't consider radical changes because there's "a lot of red flags about moving in that direction." As well "many in law enforcement, many crime fighters, have serious reservations about going that route." Yes. Because they are all impartial on that argument.
Oh. And John Baird/Stephen Harper actually changed their minds on Israel. Now the US was correct and the 1967 borders are okay. What happened? How can you so suddenly change your mind after so publicly saying the opposite? Here it is. Right here. The opposite. Eleven days ago.
And here we have praise for Harper "following his convictions" on Israel, even at the expense of votes and international support. What a thing to admire in a national leader. Ignoring the general will of the country/world and following your own convictions.
But, amazingly, this isn't the stupidest thing written by the Globe and Mail this week. The story of Aaron Rome's suspension keeps rising to the top, some 14-15 hours after it happened. And apparently the Canucks are the most hated team in the league (because the Globe and Mail says so. And the Chicago Blackhawks.) This is why I root for the underdog. I can't stand the politicians jumping on board and the journalists piling on. I can't stand the fascination with celebrity bandwagon jumpers and I don't care if the rest of Canada likes the Canucks. Go away everybody. Let me watch hockey.
Finally, Stephen Harper gets called out officially for the lack of transparency on G8 spending. There's not much else to say about it.