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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Joseph C. Ben-Ami: Louise Arbour is not a disgrace, she's irrelevant

New on the Western Standard, Canadian Centre for Policy Studies President Joseph C. Ben-Ami takes issue with Vic Toews recently calling Louise Arbour a "disgrace" in the House of Commons. Better to just call her "irrelevant," he writes in "Louise Arbour isn't a disgrace, she's irrelevant."

Why "irrelevant"? Because nothing she's said has had any tangible impact anywhere.

An excerpt:

"The discerning observer will notice that the “timely” interventions cited by Ms. L’Heureux-Dube have one thing in common--they are all words. No tangible action, direct or indirect, was taken by either Louise Arbour or her office that resulted in the protection of a single innocent person or civilian.

"How many lives were saved in Zimbabwe as a result of Ms. Arbour’s stern warnings? Answer: none.

"How many rockets did Hezbollah hold back in response to Ms. Arbour’s earnest admonitions in 2006? How many has Hamas held back since? Answer: none.

"How many women convicted of adultery were spared public execution in Iran as a result of any of Ms. Arbour’s strong statements? Answer: none."


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she is both a disgrace and irrelevant. that should cover it pretty well

Posted by: spike | 2008-06-26 5:13:52 PM

If she were my mother, I'd defend her. But she's not.

Posted by: dewp | 2008-06-26 5:39:44 PM

She humours thugs and murderers, lends them credebility in a small way - Arbour is disgusting.

Posted by: philanthropist | 2008-06-26 10:04:14 PM

So the Western Standard and Arbour have something in common.

Posted by: joe bleau | 2008-06-27 3:36:39 AM

It has been said before that some people take up too much space and breathe too much air to justify their "contribution" to Life.

Louise Arbour occupies WAY too much space and consumes WAY too much air.

Then again, perhaps that is how such mobile human gas-recycling projects work. I'm not privy to the Left's latest "green breakthroughs".

Perhaps Louise Arbour could play a more positive environmental role if she was "seconded" by Canada to New Zealand. I understand the methane gas problem in NZ is monumental. Arbour could have a positive effect in NZ given her long and world-class track record for recycling useless gas.

Posted by: Anonymous Prisoner of Canada | 2008-06-27 10:22:08 AM

She's a product of the same "Quiet Revolution" demographic that produced Pierre Elliot Trudeau and John Ralston Saul. Style over substance, theory over reality, ideology over logic. Classic examples of what happens when you educate people beyond their intelligence and FAR beyond their emotional maturity. She's unlike Trudeau in one sense, though; she freely admits that in the 60s she dabbled in separatism, "just like everybody."

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-06-27 12:03:05 PM

Joe Blow wrote: "So the Western Standard and Arbour have something in common."

With you.

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2008-06-27 12:03:47 PM

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