The dreaded 10-foot pole analogy - Macleans.ca

The dreaded 10-foot pole analogy

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“Canada has to support the right of a democratic country to defend itself. Israel has been attacked from Gaza, not just last year, but for almost 10 years. They evacuated from Gaza so there is no occupation in Gaza … Hamas is a terrorist organization and Canada can’t touch Hamas with a 10-foot pole. Hamas is to blame for organizing and instigating these rocket attacks and then for sheltering among civilian populations … Ultimately this thing has to end with an Israel that is recognized, is safe and secure … and living side-by-side in peace with a Palestinian state.”

Peter Kent, again?

Nope. Michael Ignatieff.

Coincidentally, the Guardian is presently reporting that the incoming U.S. president is considering something other than a pole-based approach to Hamas.