Jason Kenney must resign
Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj resigned his post as deputy foriegn affairs critic after he suggested that perhaps Hezbollah should not be on our terrorist list and that maybe it would be a good idea to negotiate with them in order to try to bring about peace in the region. He said all this while in the devastation that was Lebanon. Despite this sentiment being echoed even by Conservatives around the world, he was quickly denounced and attacked, even by memebers of his own party.
No one was more agitated and vocal about this than perennial blowhard CPC MP Jason Kenney. From the CTV article:
"At a news conference Tuesday, Tory MP Jason Kenney, parliamentary secretary to the prime minister, blasted Wrzesnewskyj, calling his comments nothing short of a sign of support for terrorist groups."[emphasis mine]
Kenney went further, comparing Hezbollah to the Nazis and implying that those like Wrzesnewskyj and NDP MP Peggy Nash were anti-semitic by extension. He indicated that the Canadian government should not talk to terrorist groups on the terrorist list. Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed with him.
So if Wrzesnewskyj had to resign because he suggested that perhaps we should talk to Hezbollah, an organization on our terrorist list, then Kenney must not only resign his Parliamentary Secretary position, he should also resign his seat, because of this:
"The Toronto Star reports a photograph of Kenney appears on the website of the National Council of Resistance of Iran; the political arm of an Iranian rebel group, which Ottawa has declared a terrorist organization."[empahsis mine]
This is the picture:
Kenney is not suggesting we talk to this banned terrorist group, he is actually talking to them. He is, in fact, speaking at a rally for them. Unlike Wrzesnewskyj, Kenney is actually a member of the Government and a direct representative of the Prime Minister.
Enough spin and hypocricy. If Wrzesnewskyj had to resign for suggesting it, Kenney must resign for actually doing it.
I wonder if the Jason Cherniak and the Blogging Tories will be all over this? Yeah, I doubt it too.
Next Week: Pierre Poilievre entertains the Tamil Tigers (interesting that all the pictures of that trip with Pierre meeting member of the Tamil Eelam have disappeared from his website...)
(h\t to Buckdog and Catnip)