It's suspicious that the Harpocrites should do this, late in the day, avoiding major news broadcasts. Perhaps because of the got flak in the house during question period over the Flag Flap. And ironic in light of the comments made by veterans groups over the flag flap.
Cliff Chadderton, War Amps CEO and chairman of the National Council of Veteran Associations, said the Bush administration has made the same mistake as an earlier White House with Vietnam, attempting to suppress information while it has brazened out the Iraq conflict at heavy public price. "In the Canadian government, we have done the opposite," said the World War II veteran. "It's okay sending troops to Afghanistan — but if there are casualties, let's play it up as a national disaster. Well, it is a disaster, but it's not a national disaster. "Just simply tell the public the truth instead of all this play-acting and `should we put the flag at half staff or not.'"Media reports `over the top,' vets say
I guess this isn't over the top any more.And I guess we are no longer doing the opposite of the Americans. Which as Chadderton says is a mistake. A bigger mistake than just a flag flap. It's a policy of burying the story and the bodies.
Shame, shame, shame, as they say in the House.
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