Thursday, October 14, 2004

Sub Tragedy

Canada's moronic decision to increase the size of our military by purchasing submarines of zero use. The simply fact is that it would take an investment of hundreds of billions of dollars to create a viable navy. If we are unwilling to spend the amount needed to create a viable navy, what is the point in spending a single extra penny to create a useless -- and now dangerous -- one?

Paul Martin has been forced to cancel a foreign trip. Far more importantly, Lieutenant Chris Saunders, father of two, lost his life because of a misguided attempt to create a stronger military.

Canada does need a better military, but we need a practical one. Our nation is in no position to fight an all out war and god willing we will never have to. Our military needs to be a specialized force to function in the kind of operations in which our nation participates. When was the last time Canada needed a submarine?

Mr. Martin's idea of strengthening our military and increasing our presence in the world is a valiant one. However, we must do so in an intelligent and effective manner. In an era of every tightening budgets why must we waste billions of dollars of submarines we don't need and aren't operational


Blogger Caurus said...

Hey we need subs for...ah...hmmm...yea.

Good call Liberals.

2:49 p.m.  
Blogger Hobbesian said...

We need a military for crying out loud. We've become meaningless in the world because we have no army. Look at what Australia has done over the last four years.

4:07 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ya, they've become the American's slaves. Bloody pathetic. Why do we need a military that's useless?

4:08 p.m.  
Blogger Marina974 said...

Can we pay attention to the fact that a 32 year old father of two died here and not argue about politics?

RIP Chris Saunders

4:53 p.m.  

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