Nice to see the the grande fromage of the Canadian military, Walter Natynczyk, can find time to yuk it up at the Calgary Stampede with his buddy David Petraeus. I guess this is part of Petraeus' charm offensive to convince Canadians, more than 60% of whom are against the whole thing as it is now, to commit even more young people and money to the sausage grinder that is Afghanistan.
Never mind. The military contractors and arms dealers are making out like bandits.
The Calgary Stampede meets Dr. Strangelove
This is on the same day that the 121st Canadian soldier, Cpl. Nick Bulger died after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb in Kandahar. All the newspaper reports pointed out that a senior commander riding in a vehicle ahead just narrowly missed being blown to smithereens, as if this was somehow a fortunate thing. Cpl. Bulger's wife and two little girls probably wouldn't agree.