Bits and Pieces
"Warning: adult content (partial nudity and violent barfing involved)"Don't tell the Alberta Human Rights Commission.
Quote of the day
"Rough men like Mohamed Elmasry, Syed Soharwardy and Richard Warman have succeeded in part because the rest of us have been so careful to be gentle and nice while they've been naughty."You're so right, Ezra. Maybe we should take a few lessons from Britain's Conservative Party leader while we're sorting out what to do about Elmo, So-Hard-Done-By and Lucy War-Man.
Ban 'hate preachers' says Cameron
Conservative leader David Cameron has called for a ban on "preachers of hate" entering the UK.Cameron:
"It's clear for reasons of our security that we must expel or refuse entry to those who preach hate, pit one faith against another and divide our society.
"So I call on the government to confirm that it will not be giving al-Qaradawi permission to enter this country and that it will not repeat the mistake of last December and make clear that Moussawi is not welcome in the UK."
The Next Iraq Phase
You got that Nazi Pelosi?
"Progress here is undeniable, both in terms of security on the ground and in the political bargaining among Iraq's parties and ethnic groups. You see this on the streets, in the faces of people you meet in shops and teahouses. The Iraqis I met last weekend didn't complain about security but about delivery of services. There are also hints of pragmatism among Iraqi politicians, who are finally passing legislation after three years of political deadlock.
The question is whether this Iraqi renaissance can continue as the United States reduces its surge of combat troops."
UN Chief Gets It
"If the Secretary General of the United Nations writes a powerful defence of the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan and nobody reports it, is that the same as if he never wrote it at all?
"Sun reader Pav Penna recently pointed me to a remarkable column written by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for the Globe and Mail on Jan. 24, which the paper ran only on its website.I'm not holding my breath.
"Penna asked why no Canadian media have reported its contents. Good question. They're certainly politically significant for Canada, given the ongoing debate about the Afghanistan mission domestically.
So, given that Liberal Leader Stephane Dion, NDP Leader Jack Layton and Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe are forever telling us how important it is for Canada to act through the UN, I'm sure many Canadians would like to hear their responses to the UN Secretary-General's observations about our UN-sanctioned military mission in Afghanistan."
Al Qaeda Commander in Afghanistan Dead, Officials Confirm
"Terrorism experts said al-Libi's death was a significant setback for Al Qaida because of his extensive ties to the Taliban, but they said the terror network would likely regroup and replace him."Yup. It's gonna be a long war.