OTTAWA — The media will be banned from CFB Trenton today when the bodies of four Canadian soldiers killed over the weekend in Afghanistan return home.
The decision to mirror a practice that is controversial in the United States follows an announcement on Sunday that the flag on the Peace Tower will not be flown at half-mast to mark the deaths.
The two events have some in opposition accusing the Conservative government of a deliberate attempt to limit public knowledge of the human cost of Canada's mission in Afghanistan.
Dick the dick just keeps giving us the big middle finger.
Here's the conundrum for GW: wag-the-dog bombing of Iran pre-November election vs. doing so and further driving up gas prices, thus infuriating voters. And don't forget, the price of oil has been further elevated for years thanks to Iraq's decline in production (I thought we were told the Iraq war would pay for itself in petro dollars??).