Prime Minister Stephen Harper, making a surprise visit to Kandahar Airfield on Thursday, emphasized Canadian contributions to Afghan development over combat efforts in the war-torn country.
Harper and Gen. Walter Natynczyk, the chief of defence staff, then served coffee to soldiers at the base.
Bush'Harpers Gesture Politics Suggest a Man Seriously Worried About His Career
Although the image of
George BushStephen Harper, until recently, was of a man who could do whatever he wanted in both AmericaCanada and the world, recent events have suggested a man seriously worried about both his image and his career. The presidentPrime Minister seems to have entered a phase of gesture politics, and the gestures are those of a man who, while still swimming vigorously, has suddenly come to accept the possibility of drowning.
presidentPrime Minister were to use the plastic turkey of blue sweater vests in commercials now, his opponents would make a real meal of it, so Bush 2004Harper 2009 needs some other photo-ops.