So our dear PM Harper considers the Israeli response to the kidnapping of two soldiers (130 civilian dead and counting…) to be a “measured response”. My first response to this little bit of idiocy is to ask what exactly Harper knows about a measured response. As many bloggers have already pointed out, Harper’s career has been studded with “measured responses” from calling for the effective cessetion of Alberta (“we lost an election – wah!”) to screwing with the Ottawa press gallery (“they’re not using the adjectives I issued them – take that!”) to declaring the fate of Rona Ambrose as Environment Minister a confidence motion (“they don’t like my utter lack of an environment policy – wah!”).
So now that seven Canadians, including four children, are dead, how “measured” does he think the response is? Perhaps it is measured in exactly the same way that Harper likes – pushed to the brink and teetering.