Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Maple Leaf, Fig Leaf

Justin Trudeau is a slight figure.

But the reaction to his condolences on the death of Fidel Castro contrasts sharply with the reaction, or lack of it, to those of Stephen Harper when the far more egregious King Abdullah died.

The Governor General of Canada was sent all the way to Riyadh to convey those.

The United States, meanwhile, sent no fewer than 29 people to King Abdullah's funeral. Twenty-nine.

Those included the President, the Secretary of State, the House Minority Leader (a woman, for pity's sake), and the Director of the CIA.

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