Jesus, Mary, Mother of God, have these people not learned anything from the last few years? [emphasis added]
NDP demands answers on Afghanistan
O'Connor responds by calling critics anti-military
... The Defence Minister responded by calling the NDP anti-military. "This is the party that opposed membership in NATO a few years ago," he said. "I don't want to go back to World War II, but they don't want the military involved in anything. Does this party support our mission in Afghanistan or not?"
... Mr. O'Connor again made the case, as the Tories and senior military officers have repeatedly done in recent weeks, for why Canadian troops should be in harm's way in Afghanistan. "Events in Bali, Madrid and London have all showed how vulnerable we are to terrorism," he said. "Must we wait for terrorists to appear in Vancouver, Montreal or here in Ottawa before we recognize the very real threat that they present to our security?"
I believe it was Santayana who said, "Those who cannot remember the past are so stupid, they might as well join the Conservative Party of Canada."
Well, OK, he didn't really say that. But I'm pretty sure he was thinking it.
AFTERSNARK: And speaking of not learning from experience ...