"Let no one ever question whether Canada is prepared to stay the course in defence of what is right," he said. "For we believe that in a world where people look for hope and cry out for freedom, those who talk the talk of human rights must from time to time be prepared to likewise walk the walk."
"I've been reporting on Iran and the bomb for The New Yorker for the past decade, with a focus on the repeated inability of the best and the brightest of the Joint Special Operations Command to find definitive evidence of a nuclear-weapons production program in Iran," he wrote this month in a blog on the magazine's website."It's some sort of a fantasy land being built up here, as it was with Iraq... no lessons learned, obviously," he told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. "We have enrichment in Iran. They've acknowledged it. They have inspectors there. There are cameras there, etc. Iran's a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Nobody is accusing them of any cheating. In fact, the latest report that everybody's so agog about also says that, once again, we find no evidence that Iran has diverted any uranium that it's enriching."
"You don't have to be a nuclear engineer to know that much of what's being said about the Iranian nuclear program, including by the Stephen Harper government, is humbug," he wrote.
"Israel, India and Pakistan, which also developed the bomb on the sly, refuse to sign the treaty and don't show a thing to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Yet they get rewarded by the US, while Iran is subjected to illegal covert actions."
Canadians need to think twiceand speak loudlyif we are to avoid Stephen Harperusing the Libya experienceto justify a similar disaster in Iran.