The following scathing letter appears in today's National Post. Can you tell I'm getting a little fed up with the House of Commons' fourth-party leader getting so much airtime to espouse his wishy-washy rhetoric?
Re: Withdraw From Afghanistan: Layton, Sept. 1.
I wasn’t aware that “Canada’s place in the world” was one of a state that shirks its global multilateral responsibilities and abjures international agreements. Only in the make-believe world of the NDP is negotiation with terrorists, whose sole objective is political violence and undermining nation-building efforts in the Middle East, a good idea that can lead to a comprehensive peace process.
A Canadian foreign policy that reflects Canadian values is one in which we actively participate in multilateral efforts to spread democracy and mitigate the threats posed by terrorists and authoritarian regimes. Afghanistan is the archetypical expression of 21st century efforts to bring peace, security and stability to the world. The NDP fails to comprehend this on nearly every level.
Richard McAdam, Halifax.