I expected - for some reason unbeknownst to me - Maxime Bernier to perform with a little more integrity than what he is exhibiting. Of course I am referring to his and Bev Oda's visit to Kabul.
Let me just express my concern for the irony and bullshit of their visit. Just prior to their landing in Kabul a bomb goes off killing one US soldier and a dozen Afghanis. The bomb set off by Taliban insurgents. In the south, in the Province of Kandahar, Canadian soldiers race out to chase Taliban insurgents away form the area.
Meanwhile, back in Kabul, Karazi unveils his "new plan" to begin negotiating with the same Taliban we are being killed by and are there to eradicate. Maxime's response? "it's up to the Afghan government if they want to do that".
Um. No Maxime. It's YOUR job to say that the only reason Canada was there was to rid your country of this group that suppresses women and children's rights and causes an unacceptable, undemocratic society.
So to recap. Our soldiers are there in Afghanistan to fight the same people that the Afghanistan government wants to bring back into the fold. No wonder Korea left!