Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dallaire Backtracks (sort of)

Obviously Stéphane Dion must have applied some pressure to Senator Romeo Dallaire yesterday, as he’s now backtracked on some of his more contentious assertions about a “moral equivalency” between the U.S. and Canadian governments and terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda. Probably just as well — those comments were unfortunately too easily prone to misinterpretation (quite deliberately so in the case of partisan thugs like Jason Kenney). Not exactly a profile in courage, but sensible politics. The last thing the Liberals need is something that feeds into the “soft on terrorism” meme.