After putting our soldiers in the most dangerous places in Afghanistan (A Soldier First, Rick Hillier) and blasting Libya back to the stone age, the Harperites are ready to flex their muscles with Russia.
As Canada's combat role in Afghanistan comes to an end -- as is being ably reported by Sun Media's Thane Burnett -- Canada's Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced our quid-pro-quo to the Russian invasion of the Arctic will be an enhanced one-month-long Canadian military exercise involving 1,000 of our soldiers.This idiot won't be happy until he gets us all killed.
This is a must-do.
Five against one may seem unfair but we see the other way around, particularly since our Far North sovereignty exercise has been an annual event since Prime Minister Stephen Harper mandated a strong Canadian footprint along our most inhospitable coastline. In other words, what's ours is ours, and the message is clear.
We won't back down