In retrospect it could only be called a triumph of bad timing. For there was Jason Kenney at the Canadian Club in Toronto, puffing out his chest like a chicken hawk, and claiming that the Great War in Iraq was going according to plan.
Despite the setback in Ramadi.
The seizure of Ramadi by ISIS is a regrettable setback, Defence Minister Jason Kenney says, but no indication that coalition forces are losing the battle in Iraq against the militant organization.
"Just imagine if we weren't there, how much more territory they would have claimed," Kenney told reporters following a speech to the Canadian Club of Toronto
Even as the Syrian city of Palmyra was falling to the ISIS crazies.
And just as Jeb Bush was endorsing his Great Leader.
Which can only remind Canadians of how wrong Harper was about the original Great War in Iraq.
But that didn't stop the Con propaganda machine from taking advantage of the chubby chicken hawk's speech in Toronto, to attack Justin Trudeau on their Facebook site...
As only they can.
While suggesting again that only the Cons can keep our military strong.
On the same day that David Akin pointed out that the Con's military spending is so woeful or pathetic it should be an election issue.
As Liberal MP Joyce Murray noted when Defence Minister Jason Kenney appeared before the House of Commons defence committee last week, spending on defence, as measured by a percentage of the size of Canada’s economy or gross domestic product (GDP), will bottom in a few years under the Conservatives at 0.89%, the lowest level of defence spending by any federal government since the 1930s.
And has in fact been going downhill since the days when Justin's father was Prime Minister.
Do you know when Canada last spent 2% of its GDP on defence? You might be surprised: It was the government of Pierre Trudeau in 1971-72. We’ve never been above 2% since and the trend line now, under the Conservatives, is going in the wrong direction.
But even that didn't stop the Cons from fluffing their
For a few hours later there was Stephen Harper expressing his strong support for the Poroshenko regime in Ukraine.
Even as his friend Petro was talking about a "real war" with Russia.
And really what more can I say?
Except that the next election has now become a race against time.
Either we defeat those dangerous hopelessly incompetent Cons, or they will lead us to catastrophe...
And oh yeah, this one's for Kenney...
If you're religious please pray for our troops.
Or better still, considering the situation.
Please pray for us ALL...
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