In his staggeringly farcical attempts to cover this Harper government’s ass, Jason Kenney has made blunder after blunder in his guise as Minister of Defence this week.
First he tried to cover for the Prime Minister’s word mangling in the HoC, about CF personnel only being in Iraq for training purposes when a brick of CF special forces personnel were subjected to friendly fire.
In the Commons, Harper assured MPs that Canadian soldiers would not accompany Kurdish troops into battle.
He did this by insisting that being 200m from the front lines is not, in fact being at the front line.
“They weren’t on the front lines,” said Kenney.
“My understanding is that the observation post where the troops were approaching — at about 11 p.m. on Friday night, close to Erbil — was about 200 metres behind the fort [sic] line of our troops, so 200 metres from the front. They had been there earlier in the day, and they were returning to the observation post when it was dark out, and apparently it was a case of mistaken identity,” said Kenney.
Now today Kenney and his brain dead under-strapper Bezan are singing a different tune
“Since arriving in the Black Sea, Royal Canadian Navy sailors have been confronted by Russian warships and buzzed by Russian fighter jets.”
But actual, real military personnel say otherwise
But NATO officials say the frigate, part of a NATO naval task group, was not buzzed and there was no confrontation.
The Russian vessels could be seen far off on the horizon, kilometres away.
Russian aircraft had flown over the task group at high altitudes and at one point a Russian surveillance aircraft got as close as 69 nautical miles (128 kilometres) from the ships, NATO said.
So yesterday 200m was far from the front line and today on the horizon and flying 128kms away is a confrontation. Seriously now, when even NATO calls you out on your hyperbole, why should Canadian citizens ever believe a words you say?
Seriously Jason, have you ever thought that you were given that portfolio because you will fail, like MacKay and Nicholson before you? You leadership aspirations were clearly noticed and this poisoned chalice was given, so you could sup long and hard on it.