A glimmer of hope shining through the Vatican.
The situation in Gaza is a human tragedy perpetrated by fellow human beings. This led a senior Cardinal at the Vatican to call Gaza a "big concentration camp." There are over one billion Catholics in the world and therefore such a statement from the Vatican carries alot of weight. We must pay attention and try every thing, in our own way, to end this human suffering. I have no doubt that the Israeli government is the perpetrator. This is no reflection on all Israelis because a sizable number are opposed to the current bloodshed and slaughter. Many in the Jewish community around the World are also against this massacre of Palestinians. They demonstrated against it in Israel and around the World.
Then we have Iggy who calls himself the leader of the Liberal Party. I believe he was not elected leader but appointed by the Liberal caucus, this is an undemocratic way to choose a leader (Iggy was probably worried that he couldn't win it democratically, and that party members would gang up against him as they did at the 2006 convention). Iggy's unequivocal blame on Gaza for the current conflict is troubling. The man may be a good scholar but he is no leader and primarily ignorant of international affairs.
Sorry folks, but I cannot support such a leader. Iggy is going to lose alot of visible minority voters. It is these voters who have been very loyal to the Liberal Party and kept it alive, especially in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, over the last two elections. No more.
Also, Iggy's stand will lose alot of progressive Liberal voters who care about human rights issues.
I am disgusted with Liblogs already. It is controlled by a freak. I no longer care if I am part of it or not. I just wanted to get a more fair point of view across but Liblogs does not seem be to be the route to go as long as freaks run it and control it. They are not helping the Liberal Party, they are hurting it.
You can read the story about the Vatican Cardinal's statement below.
Vatican cardinal calls Gaza "big concentration camp"
Pope Benedict's point man for justice and peace issues on Wednesday issued the Vatican's toughest criticism of Israel since the latest Mideast crisis began, calling Gaza a "big concentration camp". Click here to read more.