In today’s installment of Heave Steve, I must posit this question:
Where the hell was he for the past few days?
The majority of the G-20 leaders from around the globe were having a pow wow at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to discuss a varied slew of issues that are relative to global unity and security – but where was the Right Honourable Stephen Harper?
Not in New York, I can tell you that right away.
Who was in New York?
Among the major players were Barack Obama (United States Of America), Gordon Brown (the United Kingdom), Nicolas Sarkozy (France), Dmitry Medvedev (Russia)… hell, even the world’s snappiest-dressing/Jew-hating/terrorism-endorsing/nuke-wanting and all-around assclown Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was in attendance.
This was a meeting of the United Nations Security Council – the people who penalize countries when they do bad things (whether it be in the form of military strikes, or the more common strongly worded letter) – a council that Canada really wants to be on so it will have a say in how the world works, or at least the illusion of doing so.
The big topic of this meeting?
Nuclear weapons: who has them, who wants them, and who is not allowed to have them.
Sounds like a good conversation that the Canadian people should have a voice in, doesn’t it?
What makes it a great place to be for world leaders is that you get to step up to the dais on – what is quite literally – the world stage and address the peoples of the entire planet, telling them what your particular country plans to do in the coming months and years and what that means to global peace.
From here, you explain to the world how your country’s actions, programs, policies, and military operations will effect nations and people around the world – either for the better, or for the worse.
The big drama this week?
Ahmadinnerjacket – errr, Ahmadinejad – announced to the world that he had a secret uranium enrichment facility (on top of the one the U.N. Security Council was already aware of) humming away at an undisclosed location in the Iranian desert… which is the type of place where you can turn regular uranium into the type of fuel that either powers a nuclear power plant OR a thermonuclear weapon.
This is somewhat distressing because:
A) Iran is the number one exporter of terrorists in the world.
B) Iran hates Israel and has repeatedly said that it intends to wipe Israel off the map – which is one use for a stockpile of nuclear weapons.
You know… it would have been really great if someone of global import had spoken up on Canada’s behalf during the fallout of that revelation – someone who could step up to the podium and say how outraged we as a Canadian people were at such a unacceptable revelation.
Wouldn’t that have been great?
Yeah, but Stephen Harper – the Canadian Prime Minister who is supposed to be the focused voice of 33,792,000 Canadian citizens – wasn’t anywhere to be found at the United Nations building.
You know what building he WAS found at?
A Tim Horton’s store in Oakville, Ontario – from which he dutifully blasted Iran’s secretive nuclear shenanigans with all the authority he could muster.
At a Tim Horton’s.
I’ll give you a minute to process that information.
Need a bit more info?
He made this declaration after bragging about how Canada was once again the home base for Timmy’s.
Just wrap your mind around it.
Need another minute?
Two or three?
Okay… I’ll wait.
Some might say that the neighborhood Timmy’s is the best place to make a Canadian statement – and I would agree to a certain extent if it wasn’t a matter of global import where image is everything.
I mean… seriously.
C’mon, man – give your head a shake, Steve!
What the hell were you thinking?!?!