Oh no.Try to keep this one confidential eh? Because if the Russians find out, they'll invade us tomorrow.
But it seems that Peter Dumbo MacKay, our Minister of War, is having trouble
Amid allegations the Conservative government intentionally lowballed the price of the F-35 stealth fighter project, newly released National Defence documents indicate the full cost of last year’s Libya mission was nearly $350-million — seven times what Defence Minister Peter MacKay told Canadians it cost.
OMG. First the Afghanistan debacle. Then the F-35 boondoggle. Now the Libyan fiasco. And here's the BEST part. Dumbo calls in the military to defend him, and they make him sound like a liar.
The military sent out a senior officer, Major-General Jonathan Vance, to defend the $50-million figure Mr. MacKay provided in October, saying those were the to-date costs compiled at the time, with bills still coming in. But Maj.-Gen. Vance later conceded that even then, the military expected the cost to rise to twice as much, $106-million, when all bills were counted. And Mr. MacKay knew it, too.
Can you believe that? So soon after lying to Parliament about the real cost of the F-35, so soon after cooking the books.
And on the SAME day the Cons were caught trying to fly another costly military purchase under the radar.
The same day Defence Minister Peter MacKay issued a flurry of seven press releases about minor renovations and the painting of buildings at military installations — worth thousands of dollars — the Conservative government quietly announced on an industry contracting website that it had awarded a German firm a $105-million contract for armoured vehicles.
Gawd. Those Cons are shameless. Spending BILLIONS on the military, creating jobs for workers in other countries. Even as they are killing tens of thousands of jobs all over Canada, and slashing social programs and pensions.
And why do we need those fancy new armoured cars anyway? To invade Iran, keep Libya safe for Suncor? Or guard the dirty oil pipeline to the Pacific?
Oh boy. Somebody please fire Dumbo. And his boss, the sinister nerd with the Napoleon complex...
Before the Cons attack Iran, or the Chinese
And in the meantime, don't worry people. It's NOT in your head. It's not a horrible hallucination. You're not losing your mind.
It really IS happening.
Welcome to Con Canada...
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