It's interesting that Harper plagiarized his big speech, but there's lots more of interest in this story.
It's interesting that Harper's speechwriter, Owen Lippert, fell on his sword. A nifty little bit of politicking from the Conservative troubleshooters, but whatever happened to "the buck stops here"? Harper accepts the accolades; Harper should accept the responsibility for what he says.
It's interesting that the source of the speech was John Howard, ultra-right wing buddy of George Bush and Iraq invasion-promoter.
It's interesting to have fresh evidence that Harper's foreign policy has "Made In the USA" stamped all over it - that now, Canada's foerign policy is made in the USA.
It's interesting to have fresh evidence of the paucity of ideas in Harper's administration.
But the outrageous, damning, horrible thing about Harper's purloined speech is that he argued so vehemently for the murderous invasion of Iraq - and has never, ever, renounced that policy, even though the majority of Americans and American proponents of the invasion now repent what they did.