POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad quit on Saturday after months of tension with President Mahmoud Abbas
We may safely assume that when the likes of John Baird care about a political figure such as the Palestinian prime minister staying in office, the resignation means absolutely nothing to the Palestinian people.
Apart from the fact that John Baird has no stature whatever in world affairs and no credibility as a statesman, the simple fact is that he is an ignoramus on affairs in the Middle East.
Baird is also a man - perhaps a reflection of his argumentative and destructive life as a domestic politician - who has proven he has no concern for the terrible situation of the Palestinians.
He is in addition a pathetic figure whose only objective in the region is to loyally serve American-Israeli positions - resembling in the act a wagging dog waiting for his master to hand out a treat.
Palestinian politicians like Abbas and those associated with him are pleasing to Israel because they maintain a totally submissive demeanor. There is almost something in them of the nature of the old minor Hollywood black actor known as Stepin Fetchit.