Canada: Tory MP China-Nazis Olympic comparison
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Take it from a Lefty NDP like Bob Rae to come to China's defence when a Tory member of parliament states publicly that the China Olympics mirrors Hilters Nazi Germany Olympics.
The New Democratic Party and it's outspoken elder statesmen who for some unexplained reason keeps getting elected as the NDPs "lefty mouthpiece". NDPer Bob Rae feels derogatory comments made by our government toward China is not befitting a Country like Canada, or certainly not a Lefty representative like Bob Rae, who can only be compared to that other unclued on the concept of genocide such as 1930's era British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who after meeting Hitler ,stated to the world, "all is well", "Hitler is a nice chap", a "Snazzy Dresser", "So, nothing to see here", "Don't know what the fuss is all about". Yep the Fuss turned into the Second World War a year later with Britain and eventually the World against Hitler. Seems some really Unclued Politicians like Rae, need a History Lesson, in that History does repeat itself.
I guess this is how Bob Rae and his Lefty NDP Party feel about China, Hey we're good buddies, all is well Canada, "Let the Genocidal Games Begin", as a China steamer loaded with weapons heads up the Ivory Coast to prop up Mugabes genocidal reign against his people in Zimbabwe.
Canada should certainly be proud to have such an elder statesman as MP Bob " Neville Chamberlain" Rae as China's most Bestest Pal in the West.
Rae blasts Tory MP's China-Nazis comparison
Updated Fri. Apr. 18 2008 12:48 PM ET
The Canadian Press
OTTAWA -- The Tories have blundered on the international stage once again with a Calgary MP's comments comparing the Beijing Olympics to the infamous Nazi Games of 1936, Liberal Bob Rae said Friday.
Rae, his party's foreign affairs critic, said the comparison by Ron Anders, along with his description of China as the worst human-rights abuser in the world, sends the wrong message and will damage already-strained relations with China.
"This government's gaffes keep growing by the hour,'' said Rae. "The Conservatives seem determined to not only diminish Canada's reputation in the eyes of the world but also to do serious damage to some of our key international relationships.''
Rae said Prime Minister Stephen Harper must start holding his MPs to account for their remarks.
"If we want to make real progress regarding human rights, we must engage China, not insult it.
"This government's penchant for engaging foreign governments through the media shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the basics of international diplomacy.''
In the Commons, the government said Anders was expressing his own opinion.
"The comments made by the member for Calgary West are his own views and do not reflect the views of the government of Canada,'' said Deepak Obhrai, parliamentary secretary to Maxime Bernier, the minister of Foreign Affairs.
"Canada has serious concerns for human rights and we will continue with dialogue with China on that issue.''
Anders, a veteran MP with a penchant for inflammatory remarks -- he once described Nelson Mandela as a terrorist -- made his China comments in separate TV and radio interviews on Thursday.
"You know, I think this regime has one of the worst human-rights records on the face of the planet, and we should be careful that we are not used to try to whitewash that or give it credibility,'' Anders said on CTV's Newsnet.
Rae said this is another blunder following Bernier's widely condemned public comments about the need to oust a local governor in Afghanistan.
"Now we have a senior government MP and chair of the Veterans Affairs committee further damaging our already-strained relationship with China by comparing its government to Nazis,'' Rae said. "Such a comparison trivializes one of the most horrific regimes mankind has known.''