I don't have a legal opinion on Speaker Peter Milliken's ruling yesterday, over the question of whether the Conservative government has to disclose every single national security document, military document and diplomatic document to MPs who want to see them.
But I do have a political opinion on it: it should spark an election.
Simply put, I do not trust many MPs with information of a sensitive nature, especially when we're in a war.
Gentle reader, do you really trust, say, Liberal MP Gurbax Malhi, who spoke at a rally in support of illegal Tamil terrorists -- right on Parliament Hill, with that terrorist group's flags practically draped right over him?
Do you really think that Malhi should be privy to every secret communication amongst our soldiers, spies and diplomats?
Or how about Borys Wrzesnewskyj, another Liberal MP, who flew to Lebanon with the purpose of meeting with the illegal terrorist organization Hezbollah. I'm not talking about his demand that Jason Kenney come back immediately from his "jaunt" to Auschwitz -- just because Wrzesnewskyj is anti-Semitic doesn't mean he can't be trusted to keep a secret from our enemies.
It's his love affair with the terrorist group Hezbollah that has me worried that he can't be trusted. Wrzesnewskyj has repeatedly called for talks with Hezbollah, demanded that they be de-listed as a terrorist group, and actually flew out to Lebanon to meet them (I don't know if he actually did).
I think Canadians get it. I think if they had the question of Afghanistan and terrorism put to them in those terms -- who do you trust to handle the subject, Stephen Harper or Michael Ignatieff and his two NDP premiers, Bob Rae and Ujjal Dosanjh -- I'm pretty sure I know whose side they'd come down on.
The media and the opposition, along with the official legal establishment like the Canadian Bar Association, are in love with terrorist and terrorist supporters. Omar Khadr is the CBA's poster child, and the mainstream media thinks that the liar Maher Arar is some sort of folk hero.
So let's have it out. Let's call the question. And let's not let a single Speaker of the House -- however competent -- make the decision. Let's not even put it to the nine Supreme Court judges. Why should just one Canadian vote on it, or just nine? How about all of us?
Let's all vote on whether or not the likes of Ignatieff, Malhi and Wrzesnewskyj -- and, moments later, their friends at the Toronto Star and CBC -- should have access to the most sensitive security information.
Let's all take sides -- the Liberals and NDP can side with their friends Omar Khadr, Maher Arar, and the Taliban, and the Conservatives can side with our Canadian Forces.
Let's put it to a question.
My only regret is that, in such a slam-dunk election, the mainstream media itself wouldn't be on the ballot.