Wednesday, August 15, 2007

A Mostly Uninteresting Cabinet Shuffle

Some commentators think that the change in the Defence Ministry isn't the real change here. I am rather inclined to disagree. Obviously there were a number of goals that Harper was trying to achieve with this cabinet shuffle. But I think the main one was getting someone likeable and credible into the Defence portfolio. A lot of Canadians are grumpy about Afghanistan, and someone needs to remind Canadians why we're there. Maybe MacKay can pull it off. There are a lot of good reasons to be there, and I for one have no desire to abandon Afghanistan to the Taleban.

In any event, I'm quite curious to see how this goes.


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