Here in Canada we are in the midst of an election campaign. Combine this with too much egg-nog and moose-milk and folks can expect all sorts of silliness to be forthcoming. Folks embarass themselves at Christmas office parties, re-gifters embarass themselves by presenting a gift to the person that originally gave it to them and politicians just embarass themselves. Especially when they speak. Our current Defence Critic, Conservative MP Gordon O'Connor has our "special forces" troops, the JTF 2 in his riding. He has recently stated that he would like them removed from his riding and permanently confined to a military base because: "They're very highly trained people who are trained in anti-social skills, I would call it - they're trained to kill people in various ways. I would prefer them to be under iron-tight discipline inside a military base." Hmmmm, I thought all of our soldiers were supposedly trained to kill people in a variety of ways. Knives, shovels, unarmed, rifles, grenades, etc, etc. Using this logic, by extension all soldiers would be anti-social. As would, I suppose, all police officers be. And what fun it would be to live in the retired Brigadier General's fantasy world (yes, he is a retired zipper-head). Life confined to a military base for our soldiers, but we can't keep a school-girl rapist-murderer in jail for life. And what to do with these soldiers when they release from the Canadian Forces? Apparently they wouldn't be trustworthy enough to allow back into our society. So what to do? Deport them? Imprison them? Or perhaps, "special treatment" with a can of Zyklon-B would be more to the General's liking? After all, it would save on those costly pensions that soldiers earn during their careers.