Saturday, May 3, 2008

Potato Pete: Digging for Demoralization

As the old expression goes, sometimes it’s better to keep your mouth shut and give the impression that you’re stupid than to open it and remove all doubt. This seems to be a lesson that’s utterly lost on our witless Defence Minister. In spite of the fact that efforts by Canadian soldiers working with Afghans on the ground to encourage militants in the war-ravaged province of Kandahar to lay down their weapons has won high praise in the area, Potato Pete has decided to slam the troops in favour of rigidly towing the clueless Harper Party line and dictating that irrespective of circumstances, Canada doesn’t negotiate directly with terrorists. Good luck with that.