Of course the Harper government is toeing the Mubarak line

Why does this news of Lawrence Cannon supporting Mubarak's 'transition plan' even rate a reaction? Possibly because it's late and I need to somehow keep my committment to doing a blog post a day and Mallory didn't do anything particularly cute today.

Why does this news of Lawrence Cannon supporting Mubarak’s ‘transition plan’ even rate a reaction? Possibly because it’s late and I need to somehow keep my committment to doing a blog post a day and Mallory didn’t do anything particularly cute today.

But I should think, given that Mubarak is going, given that Canada will need to play ball with whoever takes over, that even within the confines of international diplomatic decorum they could/should have found a way to say ‘leave now’ without saying ‘we want to throw rocks at you’. How hard would that have been?

No. This government is comfortable with being a bystander (or in the case of extraordinary rendition) a silent partner in far off misery. And maybe if they can’t keep Hosni ‘he may be a sonofabitch but he’s our sonofabitch’ Mubarak in power, the chaos of a state warring with its people for six to nine months is better than the threat of a good example.

Paul Dewar is right. The transition in Egypt will be more peaceful the sooner it starts.

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  1. On this post, I'm suggesting that it's no surprise that Stephen Harper is backing the Mubarak 9 month retirement plan. But on my previous one, I'm suggesting that for those in the 90 per cent of people that should not run their own websites, there's now an opportunity to be professional, functional, low-maintenance and inexpensive. Those folks should take that opportunity.

  2. On this post, I'm suggesting that it's no surprise that Stephen Harper is backing the Mubarak 9 month retirement plan. But on my previous one, I'm suggesting that for those in the 90 per cent of people that should not run their own websites, there's now an opportunity to be professional, functional, low-maintenance​ and inexpensive. Those folks should take that opportunity.

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