Sunday, March 18, 2007

What our current PM's view on Iraq was

Since there's a lot of revisionist history being undertaken this week, we should also remind ourselves of what Mini Bush thought of the Iraq war at the time it was being contemplated and launched. His public positions provide a very insightful look at the political judgment of Stephen Harper on a momentous issue of our times. And his instinct was to unequivocally back Bush, 110%.
"It [referring to calling a Minister "Idiot"] was probably not an appropriate term, but we support the war effort and believe we should be supporting our troops and our allies and be there with them doing everything necessary to win.

* Montreal Gazette, April 2003
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I don't know all the facts on Iraq, but I think we should work closely with the Americans.

* Report Newsmagazine, March 25 2002
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On the justification for the war, it wasn't related to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction. In our judgment, it was much more fundamental. It was the removing of a regime that was hostile, that clearly had the intention of constructing weapons systems. … I think, frankly, that everybody knew the post-war situation was probably going to be more difficult than the war itself. Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took.

* Maclean’s, August, 25, 2003
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We support the war effort and believe we should be supporting our troops and our allies and be there with them doing everything necessary to win

* Montreal Gazette, April 2, 2003
Well worth remembering this week.

We call him Mini Bush for good reason here at the Impolitical blog...:)