Shorter Blogging Tory Erwin Gerrits: "It's utterly unthinkable that any other Prime Minister would have reacted with such speed and compassion. That's why Stephen's so dreamy. *Sigh*."
OH, FOR THE LOVE OF MUTT, here comes the "But ... but ... but ... the Liberals!!!", as commenter "Alberta Girl" ignores tens of thousands of dead Haitians to take a cheap shot:
Contrast that with the Liberal gov’t five years ago in Indonesia.
“The federal government has faced questions as to why Canada has not yet sent out its 200-member rapid response unit, which can operate a mobile command centre, a medical facility, and water purification equipment capable of producing 100,000 litres of clean drinking water.
Officials have said the team is not a “short-term response mechanism” and usually isn’t deployed within the first 72 hours of a crisis.
But they did not rule out sending it.
Perhaps someone with some serious military chops would like to explain to AG that Canada's DART (Disaster Assistance Response Team) is not a "rapid" response team. I'm guessing the distinction will be lost on those idiots.
Here's a thought -- let's see how many of Canada's wankers pick up on that meme and accuse the Liberals of a total lack of compassion from five years ago. You can see the talking point picking up steam from here, can't you?