It's hard to get "the big picture"... when you insist on using crayons...
"It was as if they had carefully arranged to not allow any evidence on the ground to affect anything they had already said.It sounds as though the Afghan government was only willing to go so far... to humour Steffi's "differently abled" point of view.
It was, I guess, so they could say, we have been there," said Jack Granatstein, the Canadian military historian and an analyst for the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute.
"Our leaders knew what the position was when Mr. Dion and Mr. Ignatieff met them," Samad said in an interview Monday.Now, I'm sure Steffi actually believes all the pablum he's been spewing... but, my guess is, by the end of this international photo-op... Ignatieff was bleeding from his eyes.
"When President Karzai talks about continuity and maintaining the momentum and consistency, those are strong words. Those are words that mean something," the ambassador explained.
"The one thing that we do not want to see happen is for a relapse to take place and for pre-9-11 conditions to emerge in parts of Afghanistan and for power vacuums and for security vacuums to emerge."
Which is the price you pay in Canadian politics... for selling your soul to the gods of fiberal opportunism.
RELATED: Not to worry, Hamid
Canadians don't think too highly of him either...
Over the past year, Liberal Leader Stephane Dion's approval rating has plummeted across Canada, according to a new Strategic Counsel poll.**********
Stephane Dion, Liberals: 39 per cent (minus 20)
In fact, 25 per cent of people found Dion "very unfavourable" in the survey and 34 per cent "somewhat unfavourable," totalling 61 per cent.
LAST WORD: C'mon Steffi... start screaming
The announcement isn't quite complete... until you and Taliban Jack piss all over the memory of another dead soldier.
-- OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 15, 2008) -- At approximately 7:15 a.m. local time (in Kandahar) on January 15th, one Canadian soldier was killed when the armoured vehicle he was in struck a suspected Improvised Explosive Device (IED). One Canadian soldier was also injured.He will be remembered.
The identity of the deceased soldier is Trooper Richard Renaud, 26 years old, of the 12e Regiment blinde du Canada based in Valcartier, Quebec.