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Liberals Need to Purchase A Mirror

September 14, 2006

I must find it funny that the Liberals are saying that the NDP is disunited on Afghanistan. Have they looked at themselves lately? Well, let’s have a look for them.

Liberals on Afghanistan

For the Mission: Micheal Iggnatief, Scott Brision, Stephane Dion
Against the Mission: Carolyn Bennett, Ken Dryden, Hedy Fry, Joe Volpe, Bob Rae, Gerard Kennedy.

NDP on Afghanistan

For the Mission: 2 MPs, a few bloggers.
Against the Mission: 90% of convention delegates, majority of caucus.

I think that ends that conversation.

  1. Idealistic Pragmatist
    September 15, 2006 at 12:45 am

    You forgot all the middle ground on Afghanistan (I’d characterize my own position as “forcefully agnostic on the mission,” i.e., “I don’t know and you don’t either”). But point taken.

    I think the whole “ha ha, your party is divided” thing is actually pretty silly to begin with, though. I’d be a lot more worried by the kind of extreme groupthink that would produce a single unanimous opinion.

  2. March 3, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Just to clarify, I wouldn’t say I am for or against the mission. I am just saying that leaving outright without providing some sort of support for Afghanistan would be obviously a bad thing to do.

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