|Yes, That Old!|
Hardly a week passes without another example of how Stephen Harper has neglected the armed forces he boastfully claims to revere. The jumped up little shit doesn't hesitate to proclaim how he's going to buy this for them and that for them but, somehow, this and that never seem to show up.
BBC News reports that Canadian air force personnel had to cannibalize a C-130E Hercules on display at a base museum at CFB Trenton.
"They sort of called up and said, 'Hey, we have these two INUs (intertial navigation units) that we can't use. Do you have any on yours?'" museum curator Kevin Windsor recalls. He says they were lucky the parts were available and interchangeable, and took only half an hour to remove.
The former head of military procurement, Dan Ross, says it's embarrassing that the air force has to "cannibalize old stuff that's in museums" to keep up its rescue planes - eight Hercules and six Buffaloes - which are apparently on their last wings. The planes respond to thousands of emergencies every year. The government has been promising since 2002 to replace the planes but has kept putting it off to make sure it's "getting the purchase right."