In the beginning:
In 2006, the Conservatives committed to building up to a military of 75,000 regular forces and 35,000 reserves within five years of taking office.
OK, that's cool. Ambitious, but cool. Uh oh ...
Last year, DND said it needed six years to meet that goal due to the rate of retirements.
All right, so it'll take a year longer than they promised. I guess we can live with that. Oh, crap:
The target has now been downgraded to 70,000 full-time soldiers and 30,000 part-timers, but there is no longer a timeline.
OK, then, not looking too good. But how are we doing so far? Well, shit:
Military shrinking all the time instead of growing
David Pugliese, CanWest News Service
Published: Thursday, November 15, 2007
... The size of the Canadian Forces in March, 2007, was 63,779, according to the report. But the size of the military's trained effective strength, a term for troops actually available, dipped from 52,533 in 2006 to 52,459 this year, it added. That's because of an increase in retirements and those personnel on long-term medical rehabilitation.
And my point? Yeah, you know where I'm going with this, don't you?
And if we follow that final link above, we read:
Minister MacKay provided details as to how the Canadian Forces will grow and evolve under the Canada First Defence Strategy. They include:
* Expanding to 70,000 Regular Force and 30,000 Reserve Force;
So, let's recap. The Cons initially promised 75,000 regulars and 35,000 reservists within five years of taking office. Then the timeline slipped a bit. Then the numbers shrank significantly. And, to top it off, the numbers are actually going in the wrong direction altogether. Therefore, using Sandy Crux reasoning, we can of course conclude:
Stupid, worthless hack. But wait ... we're not done here. Because there's actually a more important point to be made.
As my regular (long-suffering) readers are well aware, besides being a hopeless retard, Blogging Tory Sandy Crux is also a shrieking paranoid:
Opposition don’t want to hear Tory accomplishments
Sandy seems to think that we here in what I like to call "reality" are somehow embarrassed by the overwhelming success of Stephen Harper and his biker chick-fucking Harperettes over the last two years. Far from it, Sandy, dear. In fact, let me explain how this really works.
I don't think we in Leftardville should try to downplay Sandy's list. I don't think we should try to minimize it. Rather, I think we should spread the word about that list, so that others who are not batshit fucking crazy whackjobs can come see for themselves the dishonest desperation of the CPoC and its hideous propagandists.
Let us not shun the Sandy Crux list of "accomplishments." Instead. let us promote it. Let us celebrate it. Let us absolutely revel in the list, and in its inherent dishonesty and dumbassitude.
I challenge you all to take the list, and pass it on to friends. In particular, pass it on to members of the media who need a good chuckle and don't mind cleaning up after they wet themselves with laughter.
Yes, by God, the country needs to understand the record of Stephen Harper and his gang of pathetic sad sacks, and it's truly convenient that Blogging Tory Sandy Crux has documented it all for us. Unintentionally, of course, but documented it nonetheless, and for that we should be eternally grateful.
So get to work. You know what you have to do. It's your mission, and I know you won't let me down.