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Ok, so Peter MacKay visits the troops on Christmas Day, as does Rick Hillier, the Chief of Defense. No big deal.

A slight raising of my eyebrows occurs when MacKay says that smuggled weapons are “believed” to be coming into Afghanistan from Iran. It sounds suspiciously like the line that comes out of Washington DC from Bush and Cheney regarding Iran and smuggling arms into Iraq, though as Darren says, at least the US is trying to produce proof of that.

And almost as an afterthought, we read that the US Ambassador to Canada (and Bush loyalist) David Dinkins is also on the trip as a special guest. Forgive me […]

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Those neo-Cons wanting a war with Iran may be out of luck.

This report by US intelligence agencies that Iran stopped trying to get a nuclear weapon four years ago just might prevent Bush and Cheney and the remaining neo-cons in the US Administration from lurching that country into a new bombing/war campaign against that country. I say that because this is a very public release of this information unlike prior with the war in Iraq, where assessments of Iraq’s weapons capability that didn’t jive with the US Administration’s views were shunted aside.

Add to the fact Bush is a lame-duck President with only a year or so left of his mandate, and a skeptical US public that is now very against […]

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