"Desired sound bite: 'Canada's mission in Afghanistan is refocusing its mission towards development, reconstruction and diplomatic efforts,'" says an MEP prepared by the Privy Council Office, the bureaucratic wing that serves the Prime Minister's Office.Yup.
An investigation by The Canadian Press shows Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives systematically drafted "message event proposals" (MEPs) as part of a quiet campaign to persuade Canadians their country was primarily engaged in development work to rebuild a shattered nation rather than hunting down and killing an emboldened insurgency.Everything comes with a cost. Hell, isn't it the Conservatives who keep telling us that?
The cost: Type "condolences" into the search function of this blog and read the entire fucking body count.
That's the price of Harper's molded message.