Of course this former general and war-industry lobbyist knows about the pretense of using nice sounding words, like defence, to cover up the horrors of war.
The greatest horror of war is that respectable, smiling people are making a killing selling their bloody weapons.
But the thing I really like about Conservatives is that, unlike Liberals, at least theyre sometimes upfront. Theyre proud of being warmongers and they dont feel the same Liberal need to hide behind veils of weasel words. Sometimes they even come out and say the obvious. On this occasion, OConnor said:
We are irrevocably part of missile defence.
So at least they asked the obvious question and even admitted the obvious.
They portrayed the governments no as a political gesture without substance, a smoke screen hiding Canadas role in missile defense.
This is more than can be said for the corporate media, and Im afraid, even for the NDP.