Thursday, November 25, 2010

More Government Secrets. Millions Spent on Helicopters Without Disclosure

Herr Harper is at it again, spending millions on WAR helicopters, and attempting to conceal the expense because he knew we wouldn't approve.

Canadians need jobs and healthcare and education and a climate change plan. We don't need WAR toys and we sure as hell don't need WAR!
The Defence Department has quietly acquired a new fleet of helicopters for combat missions in Afghanistan, but is refusing to provide details about how much the deal cost taxpayers or how many aircraft are operating. The lease of the Russian-designed Mi-17s helicopters for use in Kandahar province is shrouded in secrecy.
For "combat missions"? I thought we were no longer going to be engaged in combat.

Too many secrets.
Until this week, the Harper government had been silent about the M1-17 "Hip" helicopters that were leased last year from Russia. The government still refuses to provide any details of their procurement, including how much the lease is costing Canadian taxpayers.
When is it going to be too much?

Let's sing along:

And its 1,2,3 what are we fighting for?
Don't ask me I don't give a damn,
The next stop is Afghanistan,
And its 5,6,7 open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
WHOOPEE we're all gonna die

And for those of you too young to remember this song, ask your parents or grandparents. I'll bet they can at least sing the chorus.

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