The Republicans called — they want their fearmongering election platform back.
Yours in endlessly superior amusement and disdain,
P.S. Here's a quarter ... perhaps you and the rest of Big Daddy's double-dealing, security-breaching, in-and-out fuckwits could buy an original thought.
UM ... NO. CC here, and I am going to exercise my Godly bloggy prerogative to suggest that LuLu has totally missed a critical point here.
Unlike the Republicans, MacKay is not suggesting that bad, terrorist-related things might happen if Canadians vote for the opposition. No, what MacKay is suggesting is something quite different (emphasis added):
MacKay hopes election won't fuel Taliban
Defence Minister Peter MacKay says he hopes the Taliban doesn't use a federal election campaign to step up attacks on Canadian Forces in southern Afghanistan...
“I sure hope not,” he said. “All I can tell you is the challenge is there, it's real. We've seen the tactics of the Taliban. ... Their tactics know no bounds, know no rules of engagement.”
As you can clearly read, MacKay is pondering whether or not the Taliban will step up their attacks on Canadian troops simply because of the upcoming election, to which he openly admits that he has no idea but, hey, it wouldn't surprise him.
In other words (and please try to follow this next step because it's kinda important), Canada's own Minister of National Defence has no idea if a federal election will result in more dead Canadian soldiers but that's a chance he's willing to take.
Did I get that about right?
CC here again, and commenter Ti-Guy makes an excellent point:
... if our own Minister of Defence believes this is a risk, the GG should have no other option than to deny the PM's illegal request for dissolution. She's the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces after all and if an election, particularly a useless, entirely political one such as this, has the potential of putting more of our brave soldiers at risk, it's simply not worth it.