It is almost painful to watch this member of Parliament from Kitchener-Waterloo gulp his way through this interview. He was obviously provided with talking points, and when they were called out, he simply couldn't defend his party's position on this issue.
I thought it was extremely polite of Bob Rae and Paul Dewar, to cut him some slack. If the tables were turned and it was a Liberal, NDP or Bloc in the hot seat, you can be sure the Reformers would not be so gracious.
What they are talking about is the horrible ten-percenter (taxpayer funded) attack ad that Braid's party has been distributing, suggesting that the opposition parties have been attacking the troops. In fact the exact opposite is true.
The Reformers have been hiding behind the troops, to avoid questions of possible war crimes, and as such, our troops are taking the blame.
I really like both Bob Rae and Paul Dewar and thought they handled the interview extremely well. I would have been mad as hell.
However, Mr. Braid has proven that he does not act well under pressure and just kept repeating the same old tired lines about our brave men and women. If they really cared about our brave and women, they would do the right thing and call a full public inquiry. Because if they don't, the International criminal court takes over and this is what will define the mission.
I've never supported the war, but will always stand up for our soldiers. I just wish Stephen Harper would do the same.
IS THIS REALLY YOUR CANADA? IS PETER BRAID REALLY THE BEST CHOICE FOR KITCHENER-WATERLOO?