Monday, July 26, 2004

Please stop the 'pretending you are scared' game, please

Or what? What Canadian diplomats seem to keep forgetting is that you can get a lot further with a kind word and a dozen infantry divisions than with a kind word alone. Iran's mad theocrats are probably less concerned with Canadian opinion (and threats based thereupon) than those of any ten states' governors. By comparison, at least the governors have some influence. If and when any eventual liberation of Iran occurs, will Canada have the spine to join in, and back up Pettigrew's blustering?


Blogger Michael McDonald said...

It's interesting that the former minister in charge of yelling at Iran is now our defense minister.

7/26/2004 10:03:00 PM  
Blogger Paul Denton said...

That is true. But if he's as ineffectual there, Canadian interests in Iran are screwed just the same. It's almost enough to long for the days of Lloyd Axworthy, who with constant repetition of the backwards reverse-psychology "soft power" doctrine, at least had the benefit of obviously being a loon. But only almost.

7/26/2004 11:12:00 PM  

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