On Wednesday, Jack Layton called the Prime Minister to account for negotiations that the government has apparently undertaken to involve the tiny United Arab Emirates in the war-fighting mission in Afghanistan.
Over at Small Dead Animals the outrage is tantamount to when Chapters stopped carrying Mack Boland books on tape.
The comments section literally overflows with vitrol against the NDP.
From the war-rooms of their bachelor apartments, and secret bunkers in their parents' basements these misanthropes have decided that Layton’s referencing a document released legally by the Department of National Defence, and obtained legally through the Access to Information Act, and discussed legally, and printed and broadcast legally by newspapers and television news has literally given comfort to the enemy.
With all the deliberate jurisprudence of a Pinochetian court, our weak-end warriors have decided that Layton and the whole NDP gang are guilty of treason and shouldn’t even be afforded the luxury of a Lucky Strike.
A few of the more rational suggestions put forth:
“How about a wall and a blindfold.”
“Ny God when will we start slamming some of this traiterous 5th column trash in the slammer...or give them a session in Gitmo . . .”
“Arrest the bastards on charges of treason and sedition and have them shot. No kidding!!!!! Don't fuck with our Country . . .”
These remarks are just incredibly over the top. It’s embarrassing to read them -- let alone consider that adults might have written them.
Folks, it's called democracy. If you're not sure why we have it, ask a veteran.