Oh, dear ... Aaron is about to embarrass himself:
Are Canadian progressives aware that their latest darling, Australian Prime Minister-designate Kevin Rudd, supports the mission in Afghanistan? Or were they too busy pointing to his positions on Kyoto and Iraq to notice?
Let me explain this very carefully, Aaron. Even if Kevin Rudd is not the perfect progressive, he's still a noticeable improvement over that hideous Bush poodle John Howard. And we on the Left can live with that because we on the Left are the ones who are capable of dealing with, you know, nuance and subtleties and stuff like that, and we understand shades of grey, and we're willing to celebrate the defeat of someone who is utterly evil by someone who is only partially evil. Get it, Aaron? In short, we'll take our victories where we can get them and relish the moment. How hard is that to understand?
Uh oh ... along comes commenter Stephen Taylor:
and Rudd's position on Kyoto isn't all that different from Harper's.
Rudd agrees that any future climate change treaty must include emissions caps on developing nations as well.
Rudd also believe that marriage is "between a man and a woman".
But hey, relativism has always been practiced by the left and since Howard was labeled Bush-like, they'll take the Aussie who is Harper-like... although they'd never admit it because in relativistic terms, Harper is still "Bush-like" to them.
The mind boggles.
*Sigh*. Let me explain this very carefully, Stephen ...