Politicians using Canadian soldiers as pawns in political game
If you talk to Canadians, which the Conservatives, Liberals, Bloc Quebecois and NDP are not doing concerning the great detainee debate, you will find people are getting very restless when it comes to deciding on where their vote is going to be cast in the next federal election.
They are certainly not in agreement with any prisoners being tortured, and if it is happening it should stop immediately.
What we are seeing on Parliament Hill is a power struggle to gain the reins government after the next federal election, whenever it takes place.
One can see the aggressiveness expressed by politicians and it has taken away the democratic spirit and approach of Lester B. Pearson, our great prime minister of peace and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
I find the politicians very demanding and only preoccupied with trying to trip up the present federal party in power.
When I hear the NDP Member of Parliament, Jack Harris demanding legal documents concerning the Afghanistan detainees within the next ten days, something must be wrong with our democratic system of human rights for all.
It is very superficial for politicians to point out that all Canadians are very concerned about the harsh treatment of detainees. The general population are very concerned as to how politicians are using our Canadian troops as scapegoats to make the Harper minority government look bad and hoping the tide will turn in the polls across the nation.
It was noted recently by the Canadian troops that politicians should let our armed forces concentrate on doing their job, and not making them look like fools.
Well, in politics there has to be a platform to battle the next federal election, and who will get to concentrate on the detainee matter? If the Member of Parliament Dusanjh has his way, and with his aggressive approach like March 15 in Ottawa, the Harper Government will slide to victory again.
This is not a branded problem; it is one on national and international security. The breath of politicians should be used more wisely on jobs, health care, and senior citizens’ pension’s deficit. We should spend more time helping Canadians rather than spend- ing so much time tearing other people to pieces on Parliament Hill. The real pot of stew will be when Canadians will put their political fire under the political party of their choice. There is too much time butting heads with other politicians in opposition rather than the concerns of the people at large.
As a vacationing Canadian remarked to me from Ireland, “ here in Ireland Canadians are saying they will support Prime Minister Harper as he seems to be the only Canadian who is representing Canada abroad while the other parties are quite iffies, blockies and deepes.
Is the power of politics moving Canada foreword? How many think tankers are there left from the older generation of Canadians? We need to get together and get back to thinking, not destroying our country. There is a need to talk to Canadians, as politicians are not listening. Canadians want leaders who will show leadership and guided responsibility.
The interests and ideas of Canadians have to be put to good use, developing a better way to do things. Remember, ideas are sometimes better than any army, and let’s put it to good work instead of just digging into the pockets of Canadians who are striving to survive, for example, our senior citizens who are living below the poverty line. The senior citizens living below the poverty line are the builders of our great nation who now rest on the back burners in our society financially.