Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has abruptly reversed course on his plan to get badly needed medical supplies into Syria by way of a Canadian aid organization.
Just days after traveling to Jordan to announce some $2-million in aid, Mr. Baird confirmed Wednesday that the government will not be providing the money to the group known as Canadian Relief for Syria.
….“It’s just a medical centre.”
Because no one is more concerned about the welfare of their fellow human beings than the Khadr Clan...
Earlier in McLean’s….
Canada is giving two million dollars to a group collecting money on behalf of a charity whose Pakistan office was once run by alleged al-Qaeda financier Ahmed Said Khadr, the late father of Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr.
More at Blazing Cat Fur
Globe and Mail, McLean’s
It is unclear how the editors at NYT let this one slip in….
Against this backdrop, Romney’s choice of Ryan looks a lot like Ryan’s own policy positioning: It was more politically risky than the alternatives, but it was also more responsible. As a presidential candidate, Romney picked his running mate the way he probably made hiring decisions as a businessman. Out of an array of qualified applicants, he picked the man who’s done the most impressive and important work.
Russ Douthat NYT, via NRO
That Canada has been wise to avoid…
A $6.5 trillion global green energy revolution is sweeping the planet and threatening to leave behind economies such as Canada that are too heavily focused on fossil fuel development, Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver was warned in internal federal briefing notes.
It is unclear where the federal bureaucrats see empirical benefits of this taxpayer funded “mega-trend” – other than, perhaps the expansion of their already hugely wasteful bureaucracy….
“Green Energy” subsidies have contributed hugely to the economic collapse across the EU – wisely Canada will not “invest” in bailing out the Euros …
It’s not necessary for Canada to use Canadian resources to help solve the European problem, given that the European countries are among the wealthiest in the world.”
Of course there is a poll (gone horribly wrong) over at canada.com..
In a speech today in Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden seemed to forget we’re in the 21st century:
What are the odds Biden gets turfed at the DNC.…
At least the cops aren’t calling it “Workplace Violence” - yet…
Brian Ross of ABC News has yet to tie the shooter to the Tea Party… No word on the shooter’s religion
DC’s gun ban seems to be working….
Fox News, Washington Times
Zogby speculates that Romney’s selection of 42-year-old Rep. Paul Ryan helped turn more younger voters to him. “It could be his youthfulness,” said Zogby of Ryan. Plus, he said, more younger voters are becoming libertarian, distrustful of current elected officials and worried that they are going to get stuck with the nation’s looming fiscal bill.
“They want change,” said Zogby.
And Hope, apparently…
Or are they just young racists?
WaTimes, Canada Free Press