October 1st, 2014

Let the Liberal flip-flopping on Iraq begin!

Three weeks ago, Justin Trudeau took a stand on any mission on Iraq:

“Mr. Trudeau, however, did not completely rule out sending jet fighters in the future, such as when Canada sent six CF-18s to take part in airstrikes in Libya in 2011” – Globe and Mail, September 11, 2014

So he’s open to airstrikes. Two weeks later though he said:

"The Liberal Party is not supportive of any extension into a combat role. We think Canada's role should be strictly non-combat." – Justin Trudeau, Scrum, September 25 2014

Well that’s that, he’s firmly closed the door on things. There’s nothing Stephen Harper could do to get Liberal Party support. Oh wait:

"We cannot support any new military mission in Iraq without hearing directly from the government the full details of what it proposes, and without that mission being brought before Parliament for review and examination." – Marc Garneau, Liberal Party statement, September 28 2014

Maybe all this confusion is based on something Justin Trudeau had to say:

“I think Mr. Mulcair is, you know -- from what I hear, has a lot more questions about Canada's involvement” – Justin Trudeau, Scrum, September 17, 2014

About the only thing Liberals have been consistent about is opposing a vote in the House of Commons. Canadians deserve better.