David Akin, writing in the Toronto Sun, takes a critical look at what Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and been saying and concludes that, when addressing the question of "why" withdraw the CF-18s from combat in the Iraq, the minister's answer: "seems unsatisfactory and it's the kind of answer that has even some Liberals in Ottawa a … Continue reading Get it Right, Minister
Europe, in general, and Germany in particular, was the source of much pain, for much of the world, in the first half of the 20th century and the source of much hope and inspiration ~ as, by leveraging the unparalleled and unprecedented generosity (and good sense) of the Marshall Plan and the famous German work … Continue reading The Challenge
Canada has, fortunately, few enemies ... but we have, even more fortunately, some good friends, and none is firmer than Australia. We have fought beside Australians in South Africa, in Europe, in the Pacific, in Korea and, most recently, in Afghanistan. They are great people to have on our side, in war and in peace. … Continue reading Happy Australia Day, Mates!
I hope I can be forgiven the play on words, at Robert Browning's expense, in the title, but a young officer in Singapore, Major Choy Yong Cong, who recently graduated with top honours as a Distinguished Graduate at the US Marine Corps Command and Staff College, gave a thoughtful and insightful talk to prospective soldiers … Continue reading Home truths from abroad
This blog post, by Nick Vandergragt, on Kevin Harris' Canadian Common Sense page, which I highlighted yesterday, speaks to our core values as Conservatives. It is also related another article about which I commented a couple of days ago, in which longtime Liberal insider Bruce Anderson said, about us: “Conservatives don’t lack compassion. We believe … Continue reading The value of values
This should, I hope, just go without saying ...
A report in the Globe and Mail gives us all fair warning that the Trudeau Liberals plan to operate an unprincipled foreign policy ... especially in the volatile Middle East. The report says that, "It is in this highly volatile region that the government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must chart some of its most … Continue reading Unprincipled Foreign Policy