After hearing from Rick Hillier that Stephen Harper wants to handle military maneuvers from the safety of his office, it would appear that the Minister of Defence is now obsolete.
The unelected Dimitri Soudas is instead handling all matters relating to the military, including the possibility of a three year extension to the Afghan mission. He even outranks the DND.
A motion before Parliament, prompted by a petition presented by 30 million Canadians, will provide all citizens with free Ambien. Otherwise, we may never sleep again.