It's Liberal on Liberal mayhem!
The Liberal smear-job against the men and women serving in our Canadian Forces has been led by two former NDP premiers, Ujjal Dosanjh and Bob Rae, both of whom now sit in Michael Ignatieff's shadow cabinet.
One presumes that Ignatieff has delegated this matter to his NDP wing because he himself is not the ideal spokesman to accuse our soldiers of torture, having written a whole book defending torture, called The Lesser Evil.
So he hands it off to the far left, including former Communist Dosanjh. Here's a few clips from the past few months of Dosanjh taking the Taliban's side of the argument against Canadian troops:
Well, who showed up at Parliament yesterday but Bill Graham, a former Liberal colleague of Ujjal Dosanjh. They sat in cabinet together while Canada's policy towards Afghan detainees was being drafted. Because, remember, it was the Liberal cabinet that sent our troops to Afghanistan in the first place. (Graham was the Liberal Defence and Foreign Minister, and then interim leader.)
It was a decision approved of by then-cabinet minister Dosanjh. And so was the protocol by which Canadian Forces handed over Taliban prisoners to the Afghan government.
What a shame for Dosanjh that Graham just happened to come to Parliament and answer questions about the subject.
Did Dosanjh really think that Graham would now denounce the mission in Afghanistan, and join in Dosanjh's cheap politicization of the war? Did he really think that Graham would disown the prisoner transfer system that the Liberals themselves wrote (that was later improved upon by the Conservatives)?
DId Dosanjh think that Graham would pretend to forget his own role in creating the rules -- as Dosanjh has forgotten his?
Not bloody likely. Watch this great exchange. Graham is too polite to say it bluntly, but his message is clear: Dosanjh doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.