Saturday, July 18, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Bloody Harvest of War
As I'm sure you remember, during the early years of the war in Afghanistan there was no greater chicken hawk than Stephen Harper.
Until he realized it wasn't winning him enough votes, and he decided to cut and run.
But while he has been able to run away from a lot of things, like the state of the economy.
He can't run away from his precious war, because we're still reaping its bloody harvest.
And as we know, while Harper was only too happy to use war for crass political purposes, he was just not ready to deal with the consequences.
Although him and his new Defence Minister Erin O'Toole are prepared to attack anybody who dares complain about that...
As for the War in Afghanistan it's not doing too good either.
The Taliban are back, and about to be rewarded with seats in the Afghan government.
And as for Kandahar, the place where we expended so much Canadian blood.
Well it's also still a hell hole
So what did Stephen Harper learn from this nightmarish episode? And the answer is absolutely nothing.
For there he was today at the swearing in of the new chief of defence staff, using the occasion to attack the opposition for not properly supporting his new war in Iraq.
No doubt reminding the new chief that he's now working for him...
And most outrageously claiming that the only reason other countries take us seriously is because of our military power.
And what do I say?
Answer: what I always say.
Oh what a ghastly chicken hawk.
And oh what a lovely war...
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