Considering that in the last Palestinian election, Hamas was elected with 74 seats and Fatah received 45, McKay has picked the unelected side for Canada to forcefully and publicly support in this new Palestinian civil uprising. I think a little more caution and subtlety on our behalf would be a better strategy for Canada to follow. If you support democracy, you support it, if you don’t, what exactly are you supporting? Palestinians will likely still elect Hamas the next time they go to the polls.
I miss Canada’s cautious diplomacy and tact in foreign policy which has disappeared since the Cons were elected to power. Picking sides so publically limits our potential influence and ability to help find constructive solutions. The Cons just can’t resist fanning flames.