The idiot speaks again 
Carolyn Parrish:
True to form, Ms. Parrish couldn't resist a little demonstration of her outspokenness in yesterday's interview, criticizing Canada's new Chief of the Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier, for his recent comments.
She called him "dangerous" and a "testosterone-filled general," and added that "somebody should put a clamp on his mouth."
Ms. Parrish, a self-described "peacenik," said she was particularly offended by Gen. Hillier's aggressive comments this month that the job of Canadian soldiers is "to be able to kill people."
He had been speaking to reporters about the Canadian troop deployment to Kandahar, where the troops will target terrorist "murderers and scumbags."
"They talk about me being outspoken," she said. "I'm speaking on my own behalf. This man is purporting to speak on behalf of the government, and I think he's
"I'm totally offended by him. ..... We are also not a country that is going to easily throw away 100 years of peacekeeping reputation and noble reputation in the world by a testosterone-filled general, and I think somebody should put a clamp on his mouth."

Bob Tarantino:
Where to begin? Does Canada's "100 years of peacekeeping reputation" include our participation in WWI, WWII, the Korean War, Gulf War I and the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan? Like many on her side of the aisle, Parrish displays, again, her nearly complete historical illiteracy. Which, of course, makes her a perfect match for a party headed by a PM who thinks we stormed the beaches of Norway on D-Day and a former Defence Minister who can't quite grasp the difference between Vimy Ridge and Vichy France.

Parrish's warped thinking is far too common. It's not hard to imagine that she would push for our soldiers to be given whistles instead of guns - it's much more in line with our peacekeeping tradition.

Martin's Norway gaffe was worse than some might first think. It wasn't a text issue - the speech he was reading at the time was correct. And he made the mistake twice in the same speech. He might actually have thought our troops had found a northern shortcut to Germany.

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