Here we go again: Liberal Party playing politics and screwing our military in the process. The Vancouver Sun reports that a Liberal government would cancel the F-35 fighter-jet deal and hold a competitive bid. Michael Ignatieff has reportedly promised on Wednesday to rain on the military’s parade much as Jean Chrétien did with the old helicopter deal.
Chrétien’s political grandstanding stunt cost Canadian taxpayers a billion dollars or more for which we got nothing in return, and our military has yet to recover fully from that stunt. Now the nutty professor plans to scuttle a deal set in motion by a past Liberal government and set the fighter plane program back ten years.
Can these Grits stoop any lower to pander for progressive, anti-military votes? Apparently they can: they’ll scuttle the military in the hope of getting a few votes in return—what a terrific Canada-first strategy. They tried to starve the military for decades, then sent them off to Afghanistan to fight with sub-standard equipment, costing precious young lives (e.g., substandard body armour, tin-can armoured cars, no troop-carrying helicopters, no heavy armoured vehicles to counter roadside bombs).
And now the Grits are at it again.
God help Canada if these folks are let loose in Ottawa with a majority/coalition. Can you imagine the lot of the military if an NDP-backed Liberal government takes over?