warsi resigns over gaza

I think for me it’s morally indefensible where after four weeks of a conflict more than a quarter of the Gazan population displaced, more than 2,000 people killed, more than 400 innocent children killed, we still cannot find the words to say, we condemn this and we feel this action has been disproportionate.

Sayeeda Warsi, former Foreign Office minister

AMEN. I know I’m not the only one appalled by the utter lack of condemnation of Israel by Western governments. It’s therefore a HUGE relief seeing a senior government official take action – ANY action – indicating not only that Israel’s killing of children and civilians is unacceptable but also that the silence of governments around the world is wrong. Having someone break the silence lets the rest of us know we’re not going crazy, that this isn’t normal.

I don’t care if this was a politically strategic move on her part or whether policy is a false pretense on which she based her resignation. I can also set aside her past remarks on homosexuality, lowering the age of consent, Muslim men and the BNP. I couldn’t care less that she has no real political skills/merit or policy positions, or that she had nothing to lose.

I only care that someone, finally, broke the silence. Bravo, Warsi.

PS. Over 4000 comments in 12 hours?! This struck a chord with the public.

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