Playing to his base who think we're still in the middle of the Cold War.
They are trying to justify the expenditure on these new jets, when clearly our old ones are doing just fine.
Can't afford them Petey. Join the Twenty-first century. Take a look around. We now have talking phones and everything.
As Marc Garneau and everyone else who isn't desperate for attention, reminds us:
The Liberal Party on Friday applauded Ottawa’s decision to send out the CF-18s, while raising questions over the publicity surrounding the incident with the Russians. The Liberals pointed out that faster two-engine fighter jets might
be better equipped than the single-engine F-35 to handle such confrontations. “The Russians have been doing these incursions routinely ... to see if we are doing our homework,” said Liberal MP Marc Garneau, a former military man and astronaut. “What I find surprising is that the Conservatives are jumping all over this. I think it’s part of their plan to bring attention to their purchase of F-35s.”
What a putz.