Skip to comments.Prof backs Chretien on Iraq response
Posted on 09/13/2002 6:50:49 AM PDT by Lorenb420
OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Jean Chretien has found an ally in defence of his comments linking the greed and arrogance of rich countries -- including the United States -- with the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Sunera Thobani, the professor and feminist leader who was at the eye of a storm over anti-U.S. comments one year ago, stood up for the PM yesterday.
"When I heard it, I said 'Right on prime minister,' " the University of British Columbia professor told Sun Media.
One year ago, just weeks after the terrorist attacks, Thobani suggested U.S. foreign policy was "soaked in blood."
Chretien then condemned her views as "terrible," but yesterday she argued that he was making a similar point.
In an interview taped in July, Chretien told CBC-TV that the gap between rich countries and poor fuels resentment and therefore terrorism, warning that "the Western World, not only the Americans" cannot use their power "to the point of humiliation."
Canadian Alliance Leader Stephen Harper slammed Chretien's words as "shameful" and called on him to apologize to the U.S. and the families of the Canadian victims of the attacks.
The PMO issued a statement yesterday condemning Harper's interpretation of the remarks.
Oh that's right, she's nobody and we shouldn't.
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