To Ottawa Sun | 15Oct2010 | Orest Slepokura

Different party, same mistakes

The Editor:

Re Michael Harris: "Different party, same mistakes," Ottawa Sun, 15 October 2010.

Twenty years ago, veteran left-wing opinion-maker Gerald Caplan concluded an op-ed entitled "Mindless cheerleaders for Israel?" [cf. The Toronto Star, 13 May 1990]  with two rhetorical questions. Caplan asked: "Is there no limit to what Canadian Jewish leaders will tolerate from Israel? Wrong question. Is there any level of iniquity they'll fail to celebrate?" Questions that today could just as legitimately be asked of Prime Minister Harper and Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff. So abjectly uncritical is their support for the Jewish state that we can only conclude it is not solely driven by genuine concern, but also pulled along by baser motives like political gain or fear.


Orest Slepokura
Strathmore, Alta

c. Michael Harris