Just a thought for our increasingly inept government. When your Minister of Defense says one thing, then your Foreign Affairs Minister...oops strike that, the Foreign Affairs department contradicts that, you'd probably be better served to have this situation clarified by someone other than Deepak Obhrai.
I mean seriously. This government has looked like the gang who couldn't shoot straight many times, but Foreign Affairs and all it entails has really suffered. Mr. Obhrai may have his talents, but providing clarity isn't one of them. This is the same Parliamentary Secretary that gets up day after day in the House, mumbling the same inane script as it applies to Khadr, Abdelrazik and anyone other Canadian that is not deemed worthy by this government to be returned to Canada.
Obhrai was on QP today. Too his unacknowledged embarrassment, he was on a panel with Bob Rae and Paul Dewar. Say what you will if you are not a Rae supporter, the man knows this and every other Foreign Affairs file, inside and out. Obhrai did nothing more than read notes and sound muddled, as usual.
While it's tempting to urge the government to keep sending this man out there so Canadians have a clearer picture of who is in charge, I confess that I really do worry about the inept perception we must be creating out there.