March 29, 2016

Dion rebrands Liberal’s weak foreign policy as “responsible conviction”

Brian LilleyArchive

The Liberals won the election last October, right? I have to keep confirming this when I see how the Liberals continue to criticize the previous government as if they’re still in an election as Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion did again recently in a speech.

Rather than simply laying out Canada’s new foreign policy in his speech, he kept referring back to the Harper government’s foreign policy even indulging in some revisionist history while doing so.

Dion seems to have a lot invested in convincing everyone that the previous government were too isolationist in some ways and yet the facts don’t support this view.

I guess maybe Liberals didn’t appreciate the way Harper responded to Vladimir Putin’s aggressive actions in Ukraine. For the record, many Canadians felt it was both tactically and morally the right thing to do.

But, under Dion and the Liberal’s, we’re moving back towards a troubling moral relativism or the “honest broker” style preferred by Liberals.

Dion doesn’t like that term so he’s come up with a new one to describe how they view their foreign policy: “responsible conviction”.

That doesn’t seem quite right though because if you can’t tell dictators and kleptocrats that they’re wrong, then you have no convictions.

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commented 2016-03-30 19:10:39 -0400
Dion is still smarting from Canadians’ rejection of his “Green Shaft”!
commented 2016-03-30 15:40:54 -0400
Harper led the charge to have Russia removed from the G8 meetings which reduced the G8 back to the G7, which was the proper thing to do at the time. He also was the only world leader to confront Putin at the G20 about his incursion into Ukraine. He was the only western leader who intuited Putin wanted to get the band back together. Everyone in Canada should know that our new PM will be Ringo or at best Pete Best.
commented 2016-03-30 15:36:19 -0400
Is not the word Bully the talk of the town, the word on the street. Blaming anybody and everybody for their own ignorance. Lost all respect for the Fiberal party after McGuinty jumped ship on Ontario. That being said the Fiberals have tried every corrupt tactic to regain a power for themselves not the voter. They have these total delusional idea`s of government and how it must be run. Sooner put a 2000 dollar paint job on a car with no motor in it. These people will eat everything on their plate and have the nerve to grab from the voters plate. Corruption and deceit are a part of politics. I was not aware it has become a compition. Where do i sign up.
commented 2016-03-30 09:21:21 -0400
Dion is a another liberal relic from the great province of QB!
commented 2016-03-30 08:13:25 -0400
This nut must be from Que.
commented 2016-03-30 08:08:24 -0400
This was criticism too harsh of our Dear Leader as adjudged by the CBC Censor, the one paid off by the Liberal Party! " Content disabled.

FlagSevering ties with Russia had ‘no positive consequences,’ Stephane Dion says
So far we cut and run in Syria, turn our backs on Israel, and now crap on the Ukraine by playing footsie with the Russian aggressor. The expression “Canada is back” was likely printed in error as all the world is witnessing that under the Boy Blunder, Canada is actually backward! Pity !"
commented 2016-03-30 07:20:11 -0400
These are the same people that think you can have reasonable discussions with countries like Iran, that executed 1800 people last year and gouge peoples eyes out for offences. Responsible conviction will really work well there.
commented 2016-03-30 02:49:53 -0400
“Responsible Conviction”?… Is that like the “Green Energy” doo-doo he stepped in the last time around?…
commented 2016-03-29 23:43:06 -0400
Si vis pacem , para bellum . This person is just about the weakest person I have ever heard speak . Oh yes Canada is far from prepared for any conflict abroad . Russia sends 70,000 troops for exercises in the Arctic . Canada might be able to muster 2500 .
commented 2016-03-29 22:39:58 -0400
Dion is made from the same mold as Chretien. Mumbling and stumbling around talking absolute nonsense. Justin’s Diary should be having a field day with this fool. Foreign countries will take this idiot for a ride and Steffi Dion will thank them.
commented 2016-03-29 22:23:16 -0400
Weak leaders invite enemies, and enemies back weak leaders,—-for a while !
commented 2016-03-29 21:01:06 -0400
Why is it that this Guy always reminds me of the Living Dead. RIP Dion.
commented 2016-03-29 19:20:14 -0400
Remember where most of those Ukranians, and other refugees of Soviet SOCIALISM terror settled. Western Canada. Think the frogs of Ontario or Quebec care?
commented 2016-03-29 18:55:16 -0400
Deborah said, “Maybe it’s his dementia showing!”

Anybody who would name his dog Kyoto is definitely demented.
commented 2016-03-29 18:53:52 -0400
When you read the comments of people like Sean Penson and Ron Christensen who are both avid and the average Liberal supporters you can see how the Liberal party has dived into the moral sewer.

The Liberal Party of Canada no longer has any convictions aside from maintaining power at all costs. Lying, cheating, stealing are all part of the moral fabric of that party now.

Andrew said it best, though, “Good choice Canada – bunch of retards.”
commented 2016-03-29 18:52:49 -0400
Maybe it’s his dementia showing!
commented 2016-03-29 18:52:05 -0400
How do you know what he said,he cant speak English.
commented 2016-03-29 18:39:45 -0400
Dion looks lost. These librano douche bags are fkd and they know it.

The global economy is tanking into the shitter nicely – and the libranos can’t tax their way out of it, nor cut their way out of it.

Camp counselor in charge!!! Good choice Canada – bunch of retards.
commented 2016-03-29 18:11:48 -0400
Dion? That sniveling little rodent that the Liberals tried to foist off on us a Prime Minister? Dion, they guy Canadians roundly rejected? That Dion? The loser? I thought that we were through with this tool when he was embarrassed at the national election some years back? Do the Liberals have nothing better to offer Canadians than yesterday’s budget, yesterday’s foreign policies and yesterday’s men?

Here is proof positive that the Liberals have nothing new to offer Canadians just more of the same only worse. They are just picking up where the last gang of defeated Liberals left off. The party is morally and cerebrally bankrupt.
commented 2016-03-29 18:03:09 -0400
What is all this about “responsible” foreign policy – certainly not responsible to the Canadian public =a $20 sez the recently rebranded ministry of foreign affairs has 3 times the operation budget it had the last 10 years – not to mention the ongoing drag on resources the refugee vanity project will cost.

I don’t get “responsible” out of this and the only commitment is non commitment for do-nothing foreign policy – except to show for all the international soirees, dive on the buffet then do selfies with the grown ups
commented 2016-03-29 17:50:51 -0400
NATO and Russia are still squared off against each other even though the Cold War is over and the Soviet Union is called “the former”……it is as if in the wake of a bomb blast a drag queen has his/her clothing blown off….exposing the fact that it was never really about Marxist idealism….it was always imperialism and kleptocracy. There is no movement to speak of in Russia to restore a Marxist state…so Canada’s foreign policy is now to ….like Baruch Obama…"smile at our enemies and sneer at our friends.

Just after Israel wacked Sadam Hussein’s nuclear project the Russians staged a readiness exercise to test the preparedness of nuclear plants. Ther was a screw up..Chernobyl. That deprived Ukraine of territory usually not included in the other Russian confiscations. I think it fitting that the contaminated rubble and soil be used to form a berm along the Ukraine and Russian frontier.
commented 2016-03-29 17:30:28 -0400
Dion looks and acts like he’s gone mad. What a pathetic excuse for a foreign minister!
commented 2016-03-29 17:28:57 -0400
I think a better one would be – COME CONQUER US
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