Yesterday the House of Commons unanimously approved Canada's participation in the ongoing no fly zone over Libya mission. Unanimously. Everybody's in. Tory, Bloc, Liberal & NDP.
Approval wasn't automatic. Questions were asked. According to the G&M, the opposition asked when the mission would end, what would constitute success and what the whole thing would cost. Apparently satisfied when the government couldn't answer even one of those questions, they all stood up on their hind legs, let out a manly "Hurrah" and voted to endorse the mission that, plainly, no one understands.
And that, kids, is what has gone so seriously wrong with your Parliament, the whole rotten shebang. Meanwhile the so-called 'community of nations' that is supposedly backing this adventure is flying apart like a mobile home in a tornado. The Arab League, the club of supposedly friendly dictators, is vascillating. The African Union is flatly opposed to our mission. So are key NATO partners Germany and Turkey. China is against us, apparently India is too. The Russians are split - Medvedev for us, Putin agin. What's left? A bunch of white Christians which, in Arab parlance, translates into "Crusaders."
Oh well, at least the New Democrats and Liberals are on side. Brilliant.