Thirteen years ago, Conrad Black decided that yet another memorial to our Veterans was in order. Fair enough. Though given the times, it seems obvious that his grand gesture was meant to suggest that yet not enough had been done by the Canadian government, so he took the task upon himself.
It seems however that his plan has not worked out all that well. In fact, he's so incensed at it's failure, that he's now blaming Canada and suggesting that the government spend our money, to fix his problem.
His plea has reached the ears of this outraged columnist. The complete "outrage", he purports, is only equalled by Black's.
Since when are "we the people", supposed to pony up our money to bail out failed private enterprises and can someone please explain to me where this might be found in the conservative guide to "hands off all that is private"? I mean, how can you not laugh out loud?
Irony really is delicious isn't it? Conrad Black, pleading for government to bail his failed effort out, oh, and while their at it, perhaps they'd consider re-instating his citizenship. Ha! Surely he still has friends, (maybe not), that he could call upon to help him out? 25 grand indeed is a pittance to his rank and file.
Oh and as to disrespecting our Veteran's, sorry, that honour lies with Lord Black who did not ensure this was looked after, not we the Canadian people.
This is not about supporting the troops, it's not about supporting our Veterans, this is all about Lord Black, looking back on his accomplishments and attempting to have history record him, as he was not. Rewriting his legacy as it were. Pathetic really.