Tuesday, February 12, 2008
More dead soldiers, brought to you by Stephen Harper.
As usual, Dave has the definitive word on the Stephen Harper Party of Canada's death wish, if by "death wish" you mean their wish to kill more Canadian soldiers. But I don't see what's so agonizingly difficult about a vote on the extension of the Afghanistan mission (whatever the fuck "mission" is supposed to mean these days, anyway).
Just vote for it.
If the CPoC is that determined to keep feeding Canadian troops into the Afghan woodchipper, let them. But come February 2009, when the original mission was supposed to end, we just need a small redefinition of terms.
Once that date passes, then it could safely be said that this is now, fully and completely, Stephen Harper's war, and he should be held personally accountable for every dead soldier from there on. In fact, every new casualty should be announced with the tagline, "In Afghanistan today, Prime Minister Stephen Harper murdered another Canadian soldier."
The bag of narcissism that walks like a man, Stephan Harper, is so obsessed with playing dress-up soldier that he really should be given full ownership of this war. Let it be his, lock, stock and barrel -- the deaths, the woundings, all of it. They're his. Let him own them, and when Canadians die over there, make sure we point out who killed them.
Not the Taliban. Not the insurgents. Not al-Qaeda. Stephen Harper.
Because Stephen Harper loves playing "Combat" with the big boys, and if people die to make him feel all tough and studly, well, hey, that's just the price other people have to pay, isn't it?
The Conservative Party of Canada: Because dead Canadian troops are a bummer, but something has to give Stephen Harper his little woody.