Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Syria Consensus: As Fake As Those Shop Fronts In Enniskillen

"We have a genuine G8 statement,” the prime minister declared. And this is true, as far as it goes. There was indeed a statement to which the leaders of all eight countries — the United States, Russia, Britain, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada — agreed to affix their signatures. “I think we’re all on the same page now,” Harper said. This is also technically true. It’s just that the air of unreality around the content of the seven-point G8 consensus is so stifling it is a wonder that none of the summiteers died of asphyxiation just being in the same room with it.

That's from my latest column in the Ottawa Citizen.


Blogger SnoopyTheGoon said...

"a genuine G8 statement"

Wow. I wish I had me one of those. In a few years in Sotheby...

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