A Con conned? Say it ain't so. But it's now emerging that those grifters at Canada's Department of National Defence knew a couple of marks when they saw them and pulled the wool over the eyes of Steve "Rambo" Harper and his boy child/DefMin "Meathead" MacKay on the supposed merits, cost and performance of the F-35. As Gordon Lightfoot said, "That's what you get for loving me."
Now the former head of military equipment purchases, Alan Williams, says he has no doubt the Canadian military intentionally distorted the facts on the F-35.
"This is the first case that I can recall of a clear and unambiguous hijacking of the process."
So now Steve "the brightest man in the room" Harper has been transformed into DND's bitch. And he can't blame anybody but himself. Two years ago then Auditor General Sheila Fraser sounded the alarm when she slammed the armed forces for misleading the government in order to push through purchases of Cyclone and Chinook helicopters.
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on... oh, how does that go?