More from Paul Dewar....
Yesterday we blogged the ridiculous e-mail that Paul Dewar sent to a friend of a friend about the war in the Middle East. It seems that somebody noticed his horrible response, and he decided that he had to clarify things. Here's his new e-mail:
I recently wrote to you regarding the situation in Israel and would like to clarify a couple of points.Well, a bit better. But, the whole incident shows why the NDP is so dangerous. Alexa McDonough writes about her 'outrage' at the Conservative government. Wouldn't it be nice if they were really outraged by terrorists anywhere in the world????
First, I have unwavering support for the right for Israel to defend itself as a sovereign democratic state.
Second, the actions of Hamas and of Hezbollah are criminal and the Israel soldiers that have been kidnapped must be returned unharmed.
My initial email to you did not clearly indicate my abhorrence of the use of violence by the members of Hezbollah and Hamas.
Finally, I sincerely hope that Canada can play a role in brokering a ceasefire that will bring and end to loss of innocent lives in both countries.
NDP leader Jack Layton has called upon Prime Minister Harper to offer Canada’s support for a UN peacekeeping force to be deployed to the Middle East.
In addition, NDP Foreign Affairs and International Development Critic Alexa McDonough wrote Minister of Foreign Affairs MacKay expressing the NDP’s outrage at the Conservative government’s response to the destruction levelled by Israel on the innocent civilians in Gaza and Lebanon.
For more information on the NDP’s efforts on this important matter, please visit:
NDP Leader urges support for international peacekeeping force in the Middle East
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have further concerns or questions.
Again, I appreciate hearing from you. All the best.
Paul Dewar, MP