12 July 2007

Memo to Harper: Your New Friend Sided with Saddam

The Prime Minister of Canada is spending pretty much all of tomorrow with the King Abdullah of Jordan. By definition of his title, he is no friend of democracy. He enjoys his position of power because of who his father was. Moreover, his was the only Arab government that fully supported Saddam Hussein's invasion of Kuwait in 1990-91. The King of Jordan is not a friend of Canada, and I am disappointed to see the Prime Minister setting aside an entire day to chum around with him.

Update: He added this in a post-meeting news conference: "We strongly support countries that support values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law." And Jordan, too.

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