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On Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper spoke in the House of Commons to unveil his government’s plan to send up to six CF-18 fighters, one refueling tanker and two surveillance aircrafts to join several other countries in the U.S. led airstrikes over Iraq.
originally posted by: SonoftheSun
a reply to: pheonix358
So if I understand you correctly, he is putting this motion forward not because it is the right thing to do but instead to be part of the Big Boy's Club and inflate his personal ego?
You might be right.
…send up to six CF-18 fighters, one refueling tanker and two surveillance aircrafts to join several other countries in the U.S. led airstrikes over Iraq.
Well, it is just the right amount of aircraft to say "We were there!" and not enough to make a huge difference.
Four Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18F Super Hornets, a KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport refuelling aircraft, and an E-7A Wedgetail Early Warning and Control Aircraft took to the air Thursday before Australia announced the move.
He is electioneering.