Monthly Archives: February 2012

Qur’an burning contradictions

On hearing that American soldiers had burned some Korans, Afghans erupted into randomly murderous rage. In the ensuing stone-throwing, tire- and flag-burning and infidel-denouncing by Friday some 14 people had been killed, mostly Muslim Afghans. What’s that about?

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Drummond offers no real relief

Premier Dalton McGuinty is getting pseudo-tough on spending. He even paid Don Drummond $1,500 a day to chair a Commission on the Reform of Ontario’s Public Services, whose 362 sensible recommendations delivered Wednesday won’t help.

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Syria hasn’t changed, but the world has

Western patience with Syria seems to have run out. Options for action might well be limited even without Russian and Chinese opposition. But while dictators like Bashar al-Assad are not much given to introspection, he could be wondering what’s different this time.

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