Sometimes, the dumbassitude is just jaw-dropping:
It all began on Saturday, when the Liberal Party of Canada put out a statement announcing Mr. Dion had just concluded a successful visit with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
Almost immediately that same evening, Ms. Guergis shot back in a message circulated to reporters. "The irony of Dion and Ignatieff being in a war zone and being protected by the same troops who protect Afghan women and children is palpable," she said. "I think he should apologize to our troops while he is touring the PRT in safety."
There was a problem with that statement: At that point, Mr. Dion and Mr. Ignatieff had not yet been to the Provincial Reconstruction Team base, or PRT, as it is known. At the time the statement was circulated, they weren't due to be there until the following morning.
The remarks appeared on news sites, even as journalists embedded with Canadian Forces in Kandahar were barred from making any mention of the fact that the VIPs were in town. This is standard for what the military describes as reasons of "operational security." It is customary for news of such visits to be embargoed until after dignitaries have boarded an outbound plane.
And you thought no one could be as fucking stupid as Rona Ambrose. Surprise!
MY THEORY, WHICH IS MINE: It's hard to say what sort of insufferable idiocy we can expect out of the Blogging Tories related to this fiasco, but it might involve, say, this sort of hypocrisy.
You know, the kind of hypocrisy where the Stephen Harper Dumbfuck Party of Canada will:
- visit the troops to prove how much they support them,
- refuse to let the opposition visit those same troops because it's, you know, not safe,
- subsequently complain about how the opposition doesn't support the troops because, you know, they don't visit them, and,
- reveal their travel plans when they do visit, thereby proving how dangerous it is to travel there.
In a saner world, I would have had to make up all of the above. If only.