Man, this sure paints a rosy picture, don't it?
Prime Minister Stephen Harper met today with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Afghanistan. The two leaders discussed the challenges Afghanistan faces in achieving its objectives of rebuilding a free, democratic and peaceful country.
President Karzai expressed his gratitude for the support Canada has offered Afghanistan. Prime Minister Harper offered his congratulations on the significant progress already made and reiterated Canada’s unwavering commitment to the people of Afghanistan.
Yeah, about those "people of Afghanistan" and that "commitment":
Afghan Women Still in Chains Under Karzai
Kabul’s central jail holds female prisoners whose only ‘crime’ is their refusal to be second-class citizens
Well, I'm sure that, given Stephen's unwavering commitment to freedom, rights and democracy, he's going to have some harsh words for Karzai on this issue and ... and ... um:
NDP MP Irene Mathyssen points out that while the Cons may not have taken up the reactionary call for a direct frontal attack on Status of Women Canada, they're pushing SWC programs out of business by conveniently ignoring funding applications:
OK, maybe they'll just talk about football.
THIS IS ALMOST TOO EASY, as commenter "neo conservative" whips out his trusty six-shooter and neatly blows off several of his toes:
If you're gonna be a dufus, might as well be a world famous one.
The BBC's Lee Carter in Toronto says Mr Karzai will not be meeting the leader of the New Democratic opposition party, Jack Layton, who has called for Canadian troops to be withdrawn from their combat role in Afghanistan.
Mr Layton said that despite repeated attempts to set up a meeting with the Afghan president, none was scheduled.
Under the circumstances, then, this has to suck:
Afghan Leader To Meet With Layton Today
This is the day N-D-P leader Jack Layton finally gets to meet with the Afghan president.
He'll sit down with Hamid Karzai in Montreal to discuss their opposing views on the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan.
I'm guessing there's a reason "neo conservative" calls his blog the Halls of Macadamia, but to spell it out would be just cruel. So I won't.
Think nuttin' of it.