Friday, April 22, 2005

Stupid trouble for the NDP!!

Is this guy, Rollie Keith, stupid or what???

By the way, why does the NDP call themselve the "New NDP" (read - the "New New Democratic Party) when 17 of their current candidates ran in the last election, and 10 are former MLAs, with 8 failed federal NDP candidates...etc.

NDP candidate met Milosevic for coffee

Friday, April 22, 2005

VANCOUVER -- New Democrat Leader Carole James says she's pleased with the work of one of her NDP candidates, despite his connection to an alleged war criminal.

James says Rollie Keith will still run as an NDP candidate in the Chilliwack-Kent riding.

That's despite Keith's comment yesterday that he was "quite impressed" with former Yugoslavian president Slobodan Milosevic.

Milosevic is on trial for war crimes in the Hague, facing 66 charges, including genocide and ethnic cleansing.

James says she fundamentally disagrees with Keith's comments but says they were based on his personal military experiences in the country and they don't interfere with public policy.

Keith testified last year in Milosevic's defence at his trial and apparently met with him twice over coffee in his UN jail cell.

James was campaigning at a Vancouver college this morning, and once again promised the NDP would freeze tuition.

© 2005


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