Friday, February 08, 2008

Abandoned, cont.

Ooh, this is a good one too - the 2nd condition (after pulling 1000 foreign troops from our arses) for staying in Afghanistan:
to better ensure the safety and effectiveness of the Canadian contingent, the government secure medium helicopter lift capacity and high performance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance before February 2009.
See, this is what happens when you let the interns write motions. Governments -- functioning, mature governments, unlike Canada's -- don't "secure" military equipment unless it's the enemy's. They "procure" it, and some governments are very good at it. Here's a wild idea. If we think staying in Afghanistan is necessary, and we need 1,000 troops, helicopters, and UAVs to do so, then hire the soldiers, and buy the equipment your own damn self. But no, can't have that. We're afraid our penises would shrink if we left or something, so we have to a) stay there, not accomplishing much worth the cost in lives, but b) keep whining until someone sends 1,000 more soldiers and a whole mess of really expensive equipment or we threaten to leave.

Better deconstruction from Mr. Sinister.

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