Parliament Reconvenes - Harper Seeks Smokescreen
Guess what Prime Minister Stephen Harper DOESN'T want to talk about as Parliament reconvenes today? A F G H A N I S T A N!
And for good reason. His mishandling of the foreign affairs file has been a disaster. Canada is bogged down in a quagmire in Afghanistan that military experts keep assuring us will only last for 4 to 5 years!
Flag draped coffins are making the nation uneasy.
Top NATO Generals have stated that we aren't only fighting the Taliban; opium growers, drug cartels, Mujhadeen remnants and other assorted riff raff are shooting at our troops. We don't have a handle on Afghanistan.
Harper has divided the nation along pro and anti 'mission' lines - which does nothing for national unity, SIR!!!
And what is it that our Prime Minister DOES want to talk about? He wants to see if Members of Parliament would like to revisit a debate as to whether or not official discrimination of gay persons should come to another vote.
This is Canada - September 18th, 2006. We are being governed by fools.
the Hill Times