Scott has posted on the utterly craven reasoning behind Conservative military spending with a choice quote from a National Post story:
“Some Conservatives have also complained the funding the government has directed for new defence equipment has not translated into additional support for the party at the polls.”
Boo-fucking-hoo. I thought we needed all this stuff to fight a war. If the high-profile purchases of things like Boeing C-17s were really attempts to buy votes, it’s really far more expensive than Chretien’s custom golf balls. This quote above is enough for someone to do a really careful audit of every military expenditure approved under the Conservatives. The military is not a slush fund and our soldiers are not campaign signs.