As I noted in an earlier post on Monday, Peter MacKay had this to say following the two most recent suicide bombings:
...Peter MacKay said he he would not describe the latest violence in Afghanistan as an escalation.
However, NATO commander Craddock has a different view of the situation:
BRUSSELS, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Guerrilla attacks on foreign forces in Afghanistan will rise this year as insurgents resort to such tactics in the face of a growing NATO presence, the alliance's top operations commander said on Monday.
Why would MacKay say otherwise?
a) to lull Canadians into a false sense of security while the Harper gov't plans to extend the combat mission.
b) because MacKay doesn't know what the hell he's talking about.
c) because MacKay doesn't talk to the NATO commander.
d) because the Conservatives are completely inept.
e) because that's what Stephen Harper told him to say.
f) all of the above.