Defence Minister Peter MacKay acknowledges the cost of the Afghan war has been eating into the budgets of the navy and air force, but he blames years of neglect by the former Liberal government.
That's right, it was them other guys that didn't buy up used main battle tanks and really fucking enormous planes. Those horrid Liberals just wrecked everything and now... and now... Weepy will need a moment to compose himself. Anyone have a neighbour's absorbent dog handy?
Here's the deal. I am not an expert in military matters of supply, operations or what have you. What I can claim is that I'm a relatively canny judge of character. And in my judgement, MacKay is peddling a line of noxious crap. Again. But what does an expert in military matters have to say to MacKay's claims that the dreadful old Liberals are forcing him to strip funding from one mission or branch to pay for another?
Gen. Rick Hillier, the outgoing chief of defence staff, denies the military has had rob Peter to pay Paul in order to fund the war, noting the Defence Department has received special appropriations to cover cost overruns.
Oh! Ohmygawd. General Rick Hillier is a Liberal plant that is trying to undermine the very excellent job of Big Steve being a player on the world stage. That high pitched, keening noise? Aw that's just MacKay bawling his eyes out, curled up in a fetal position. Maybe if he sheds enough tears they'll wash the fibs away. For a more expert and detailed look at the sorts of super great decisions that Peter the Damp and his plump master are crafting and the results therefrom, take a look at Dave's superb analysis over at the Galloping Beaver.
Poor MacKay, it must suck to be a total sell out whose claims to fame involve being a wingnut welfare legacy boy and a squalling failure in two high profile portfolios. He was publicly dumped by one woman listed among the most influential in the world and went on to moon like pubescent oaf after Condi. What sack faced Pete wouldn't give for a set of Condi's aromatic jodhpurs to bury his face in and dry his tears. What a useless idiot.