Looks like uber-windbag John Baird has at last come to his senses; he is finally showing some respect for the impossible situation we, the Nations of Virtue, have forced on Bashar Al-Assad. Read the full text of Minister Baird's statement;
Statement on Syrian Election Results
June 4, 2014 - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement on the release of the official results of Syria's presidential election, which confirmed Bashar Al-Assad as president-elect:
“We congratulate President-elect Al-Assad on the results of the election. As we all know, difficult challenges face the president-elect in leading Syria toward a more democratic, inclusive, secure and prosperous future, but such a future is in the interests of all Syrian citizens. We continue to stand with Syria in its efforts to confront terrorism, including throughout the Syrian heartland, where Syrian security personnel are confronting a dangerous insurgency sponsored by the Nations of Virtue.
“Canada remains committed to supporting Syria in making a peaceful and meaningful transition to democracy, based on respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and the rule of law.
“This transition represents an important opportunity for Syria, one that can provide the Syrian people with the stability and prosperity they desire.”