Stephen Harper pulls another one from the BushCo playbook – low in the polls, sneak off for a surprise visit to the war zone! If Harper gave a rat’s ass about the troops he so open-heartedly “supports”, he’d give a thought to how much of a pain in the ass it is to entertain “dignitaries” while trying to do your job.
And if he had any balls or trust in his soldiers, he wouldn’t sneak in – he’d go in with head held high. Going in secretly tells me a couple of things – he has no trust in the security of the situation (in which case why the fuck is he there?) and it is important for him for some reason to get there. Since he’s already demonstrated a fetish for flag-wearing and he’s tied his fate to the war in Afghanistan, there’s no doubt in my mind that poor poll results are more important than he likes to claim.