Friday, November 26, 2004
POLITICS AS USUAL: HOW'S THE VIEW OF THAT GIFT HORSE'S MOUTH?
How's that ticker?
Good to know he's greatful.
I'm sure you've heard about young Djamshid, the Afgan boy that was flown here for heart surgery a few months ago. Sick Kids Hospital of Eastern Ontario performed the surgery and he's doing well it seems.
But now the father is claiming that he doesn't have a job to go back to and that he wants the rest of the money that was raised by the Muslim Association of Hamilton.
Huh? I guess flying your boy over here, treating him, paying for your stay and providing follow up treatment and medication is somwthing every government should do--for other country's citizens. But what have we done for him lately?
I have to be honest, this kind of takes the sheen of the whole operation. Look, Afganistan is no picnic. I get that. But Canada, its citizens, its army or its doctors didn't have to lift a finger to help. But they did. And we didn't even get a thank-you card.
To now ask for more money is a little crass and selfish, don't you think?
I'll think twice next time I'm asked to perform life saving heart surgery!
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