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Barking up the wrong tree

Rather unfortunate news today about Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto being assassinated in Pakistan. It’s worth noting that it’s Pakistan where most of the Taliban insurgents are crossing the border back and forth and getting their arms from, and I wish our Defense Minister Peter MacKay would be issuing statements to Pakistan about that, rather then making statements that it’s “believed” Taliban arms are coming from Iran.

Unfortunately, Pakistan is deemed as an “ally” against terrorism by the Bush Administration, and whatever Washington deems is right is being followed in lockstep by Harper and company, so I’m doubtful that any strong statements will be forthcoming about that.

Lap poodles.

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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