Tuesday, April 05, 2011

There is No Need for Fighter Jets

There is no need for Canada to invest $30 billion for 65 F-35 fighter jets. We simply do not need them. Stephen Harper and his cronies keep saying that we must buy them to protect our Arctic from the Russians. The truth is, in this day and age, the Russians are very unlikely to attack Canada. These fighter jets were made for the 20th century cold war, not for modern Canada. Besides, even if the Russians were to launch an air attack against Canada, there is no way that 65 fighters would stand a chance against the massive Russian air force.

The F-35 deal is a complete waste of money. There are better ways to spend $30 billion, like the Liberals have made clear in their platform. Instead, Liberals will spend on education, senior care, family care, pensions and more. Stuff that will help Canadians, instead of shiny new toys for the military. It's time to vote Liberal and stop the spending spree gone out of control.
What man-child can resist a fighter jet? Nothing so infuses the male psyche with self-wow than a $75 million — or $150 million, if you prefer — stealthy, supersonic flying machine with four-barrel cannons, bombs, missiles and built-in video system.
Read more at the Toronto Star.
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1 comment:

  1. DART needs no jets5 April 2011 at 09:28

    What about inventing a radiation-proof ship capable of trasversing ocean shores and lakes, for providing global nuclear assistance?
    What bugs me is our existing fighters are even with the stealths in a dogfight. Given existing training CF-18s would win against non-Raptor stealths. If it is all about air-to-air missiles, let's just Avro our own missiles instead of tying our foreign policy to an often GOP neighbour.

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