"Canada's role as a global leader has been compromised by consecutive Conservative and Liberal governments obsessed with courting ethnic voters, former diplomat Robert Fowler said.
Speaking to the Liberal policy renewal conference on Sunday, Fowler blasted the leading federal political parties for letting the country's foreign policy be dictated by special interests.
Fowler said both major parties have been enticed by the allure of political gains within the Jewish community. He said it is a strategy that leads to an unproductive support for Israel and undermines Canada's reputation as a trusted mediator in the Middle East.
'The scramble to lock up the Jewish vote in Canada meant selling out our widely admired and long-established reputation for fairness and justice,' Fowler said.
'As the globe has become smaller and meaner, Canadian governments have turned inward and adopted me-first stances across the international agenda,' he said.
'Canada's reputation and proud international traditions have been diminished as a result.'"
Liberal leader Ignatieff then had to shake Fowler's hand and issue a pile of lies (I think the only solution for Canada is that the next election results in yet another Conservative minority government, as we really, really need to get rid of Igantieff). Another report here (note that the temporary loss of control by the Jews over the Canadian media has led to some truth oozing out):
"His words carry weight considering that in his time Fowler has been a foreign policy adviser to three Canadian prime ministers, deputy minister of national defence and Canada’s longest-serving ambassador to the United Nations. More recently, as special UN envoy to Niger, he was kidnapped by Al-Qa'ida in December 2008 and held captive in the Sahara for 130 days.
He said that in using foreign policy exclusively for domestic purposes and 'scrambling to lock up the Jewish vote,' Canadian politicians are selling out our widely admired and long-established reputation for fairness and justice in the Middle East and disqualifying us from using Canadian diplomatic skills to forge a durable Israeli-Palestinian peace and thereby deny Islamist jihadists one of their most cherished rallying cries.
'I have no reason to love Islamic extremism or terrorism of any stripe, but I do deplore the abandonment of our hard-won reputation for objective analysis and decency as a result of our reckless Middle Eastern posturing.'
He said it seems that anyone who presumes to acknowledge this is immediately labelled anti-Semitic, just as anyone criticizing the 'Afghan folly' faces accusations of being disloyal to our troops.
'I guess we are supposed to presume that the allure of jihad will inexorably dim as Israel builds ever more settlements in illegally occupied territories in contravention of a myriad of international judgments and hope that 10 million Palestinians will just forget about it and decide that being homeless and stateless and living for a fourth generation in impossibly squalid refugee camps is an outcome that they’d just better suck down and accept.'"
Here's a video of the speech. Fowler is also scathing on the War (For The Jews) in Afghanistan. I look forward to the predictable Jew response.