Calgary Sun | 09Dec2010 | Orest Slepokura


Re: “Self-inflicted wounds,” Roy Clancy, (Dec. 08, 2010).

Professor Tom  Flanagan’s suggestion that U.S. President Barack “Obama should put out a contract and maybe use a drone” to assassinate WikiLeaks head Julian  Assange was neither “manly” nor funny. Drones tend to kill people indiscriminately.Oftentimes, as our Pakistani allies have repeatedly told us, the intended targets and innocent bystanders will all perish together in the blast. Certainly, they don’t require the wannabe assassin employing such means to get up close and personal in the way a manly commando might. Meanwhile, the University of Calgary talking head has followed up his irresponsible commentary with a glib apology. Academic gravitas? Fugetaboutit!

Orest Slepokura

(At least he was manly enough to apologize.)