For those of you who didn't catch it on CBC, Nazanin Afshin-Jam, the spouse of our own Minister of Defence, was interviewed the other day concerning Iran. Now, other than being born in Iran, Ms. Afshin-Jam has no particular qualifications concerning politics or human rights, unless of course you count her participation in the Miss World Contest. This kind of thing is all that you need in the Harper circle to qualify as an 'expert.'
Now, all joking aside (because I wouldn't want to insult other participants in the Miss World Contest), Ms. Afshin-Jam's interview was a exercise in pure stupidity. Every allegation that Afshin-Jam threw at the State of Iran is found clearly in embryonic form in the government of her husband. Wide-spread election fraud, the monitoring and demonization of opposition, the extension of the military as an arm of government, the manipulation of the media, a concerted attack on democracy, etc. It was the absolute height of hypocrisy for the wife of a Minister of Defence who has attempted to make the military an extension of the Conservative Party to go around criticizing foreign governments while she shares a bed with a man who is personifies everything she claims to despise. This is the kind of hypocrisy that I find deeply offensive and I hope someday that her husband enjoys a nice stay in a Canadian prison for the very offenses that she has laid at the door of Iran's political leaders.