And further to Alison and Boris, compliments of this evening's Globe and Mail:
Defence plan to cost $20-billion more than announced
STEVEN CHASE - May 14, 2008 at 5:53 PM EDT
Globe and Mail Update
Ottawa — Canada's new defence strategy will cost up to $50-billion over two decades – $20-billion more than what the Harper government announced earlier this week – one of the country's top generals said Wednesday as the military scrambled to quell criticism that the plan lacks sufficient detail.
Lieutenant-General Walter Natynczyk, Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, said the military would spend between $45-billion and $50-billion on planes, combat vehicles, ships and fighters under the Canada First Defence Strategy, the Conservative government's plan for the military that was originally released Monday without comprehensive details.
Mr. Harper's office has exerted stronger control over the Department of Defence's communications in recent months, particularly after the treatment of detainees captured by Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan made headlines.
stevie has to be receiving "A's" in the "Follow the bush-league Model of Incompetence" course he's enrolled in.
My gawd. Not only does he make incredibly stupid moves to ruin Canada's image worldwide, he also has no grasp of how to pay for his actions.
Just like georgie: Let future generations pick up the tab for a "legacy" of military stupidity . . . .
(Cross-posted from Moving to Vancouver)