Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Afstan: MND MacKay's miserable failure to communicate

Here are some more interesting questions. During Question Period today recycled Liberal national defence critic Ujjal Dosanjh (there's a green joke there somewhere, Conservatives) twice asked Mr MacKay to identify the country providing the 1,000-strong battle group for Kandahar that the Manley panel insisted was necessary to support the CF's mission. The question was posed in a reasonable manner, not as a "gotcha!" The minister twice gave no direct reply.

My bloody questions. Why for pity's sake could Mr MacKay not simply have named the US Army battalion that has been helping us since August? Their presence is no secret. Is there something unspeakable about the "Ramrods"? Does the minister not in fact know they are there?

A disgraceful performance.


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