I don’t normally blog this late, or on a Friday night.. but I couldn’t pass this up.
Tonight, the police managed to capture the 2nd suspect in the Boston Marathon Bombing, which is important to find out what in the world caused these 2 to do what they did.
You may remember Harper and the Conservatives attacked Justin Trudeau for his wanting to know the “root causes” of the Boston Marathon attack (and Harper brought it up voluntarily in a foreign country, no less, an extremely crass politicizing of a tragedy.). You may hear more of that inflammatory rhetoric from them from on Monday when they debate their anti-terrorist act (which they moved up to replace Trudeau’s pro-democratic MP reforms for Members Speeches that would have Conservative backbench support, “coincidentally” enough).
Or, maybe you won’t hear it as much now.. or in more muted form. Why?
In an interesting twist tonight, Andrew Coyne re-tweeted the Boston Globe on Twitter quoting Obama’s declaration on the capture of the suspect:
Obama: Major questions: Why did brothers who grew up here turn on this country? Did they have help? ‘We will determine what happened’
Andrew also retweeted this from one of the Globe and Mail Correspondents:
Bad news for those who attacked Trudeau’s “root causes” comment: even Obama believes analysis of motivation is necessary.
I look forward to seeing whether the Prime Minister and cronies dare to group the President of the United States and Justin Trudeau together as wimps or not tough enough on terror and for wanting to actually know and find out the “root causes” of what caused a teenager and a young man to do this sort of heinous act (its also worth noting the current Defense Minister Peter MacKay stressed we needed to find the “root cause” behind the Norwegian mass shooting attacks a couple of years ago as well).