Defence minister’s honour in question

Sajjan accepts the Japanese surrender after the successful completion of his Pacific Island Hopping campaign.

Monday could be rough for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan with political and military peers calling for his resignation.

Certainly if Sun readers had their way, he would step down — 67% of 1,400 responding to a Sun poll said he should.

But the problem Sajjan has right now is not just that his self-described “architect” role in Operation Medusa in Afghanistan was not truthful — something he has apologized for and clarified.

His problem now is credibility.

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  • Maxsteele

    This is really a lie covering a lie. He did not apologize, he said he “misspoke” that he should have used “different words”. He is presenting this like it was an off the cuff remark, it was not, it was a prepared speech that he very well knew he was going to make. This is not the first time he lied about his role in Afghanistan. He did the same thing in 2015, when he claimed Vance told him to his face that he was the “architect” of Operation medusa. This means, like most liberals he is a compulsive liar and the fact that, even the seemingly conservative, media is accepting his “apology” is BS. Why would he, when he was a reservist who accepted deployments in Afghanistan, which is admirable, lie like this? This is the exact definition of a compulsive liar–who when he has already admirable accomplishments still needs to lie and embellish them.

    • Starlord

      If he wasn’t diverse he would of been crucified by now. No offence but this is the reality we live in.

    • Liberal Progressive

      I don’t think you want to be publicly criticizing him, if you don’t want a knock on your door from the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

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      • Reader

        I forgot to say or have the Liberal Youth visiting you late at night.

        They have turned in their brown shirts for red.

      • A Hamilton Guy

        The Human Rights Commission can get screwed.I know the troops under his command will consider him a piece of shit.

    • Liberals don’t apologise and as he is a Liberal, the only punishment (if one can call it that) is being reduced to a backbencher like Monsef was.

  • Starlord

    PM ahhh umm duh’s cabinet is full of liars and losers, Sajjan, Monsef, Khalid and crybaby freeland. There are more…

    Remember loserism is part of diversity. Diversity is everything winners, losers, peaceful, terrorists, liars, honour.

    It’s the LPC strength except they embrace the losers, terrorist and liar side of diversity.

    • Brett_McS

      The contrast with Trump’s cabinet of super-stars is not a happy one from the Canadian perspective.

    • Liberal Progressive

      Liberals do not lie!

      We are just alternatively truthful.

  • Spatchcocked

    He’s a variation on the Walter Mitty theme…..pathetic really.

    My old guvnor was in the same regiment as Smokey Smith and Harry Rankin in the battle of Ortona. He was shot doing the house to house fighting with the German elite paratroopers. Lay in the street motionless till dark when his comrades rescued him. Years in hospital and nightmares nightly it seemed till we kids were 9 or 10 years old.

    The point being made is that he NEVER mentioned his war. If you wanted any info you had to ask mother……and he’d only given her the bare bones of the story even though she was his nurse then his wife.

    Like Sherman said that war is hell….and terrifying ….not something to beat your chest about.

    This clown is a not very humble sounding liar poseur. Fire his sorry ass out of any position in government.

    I don’t want him representing my country.

  • marty_p

    Remember – being black, a Mo or gay provide immunity and since he seems not to be one or more of the 3 privileged groups – he may be sacked. Depends on how much Turdeau values the Sikh vote.
    Since Turdeau made a concerted effort in vote whoring at yesterday’s Toronto Khalsa Day parade in Toronto, it seems he does value that vote – so more than likely this transgression will be forgiven.

    • Junior was at Khalsa yesterday for his daily selfie, he won’t be sacked.

      • ontario john

        Can you imagine the uproar if it had been one of Hitler Harper’s cabinet ministers. But the Canadian media is giving him a free pass. On the CBC’s Sunday Scum, sorry Sunday Scrum, those top journalists were making all sorts of excuses for him, Mind you, they think every thing the Liberals do is wonderful.

        • Alain

          You mean like Oda?

        • A Hamilton Guy

          How would they know? They wouldn’t have the balls to serve. I had the questionable privilege to be close to CBC so called journalists while on exercise. From their comments which I overheard due to their obvious contempt for my presence: I came to the opinion that the had nothing but contempt for the young folks who considered it an honour to wear the flag. At the time, I was a MWO and considered myself much brighter than these so called elites.

      • terrence22

        Of course not, that would be SIKHOPHOBIC

    • A Hamilton Guy

      Any Sikh who served will be pissed off too. Soldiers are soldiers, they all think alike.

  • Jim ….

    Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. Albert Einstein

  • Brett_McS

    He’s bringing a fresh new perspective to the concept of truth.

  • ontario john

    I loved reading his account of when he led the Charge of the Light Brigade. It was so inspiring.

  • Spatchcocked

    Yes indeed….apparently Balaclava is where he got all that horseshit he’s spreading about.

  • Exile1981

    Stolen valor is a big deal. The troops will no longer trust him. Other countries don’t trust him and his bosses can’t trust him.

    • The Butterfly

      But he’s such a badass!

      • New Centurion

        I wish I could meet the reporter that started that “badass” bullshit, I’d kick him in the scrotum.

        If you want the real deal check out Kyle Carpenter
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJJ1TXBY62c

  • The Butterfly

    If it was a Conservative they would have been forced to resign already.

    • Alain

      True, but likely he would not have been appointed in the first place due to his lack of credibility.

  • Alain

    I suggest that a lack of credibility is a problem with the whole Liberal Party; only he just got caught big time.

  • Norticiaa

    So happy if he goes
    It really is sickening that someone wearing medieval religious costumes
    Represents me in the Canadian government, disgusting lunatic
    A sign of how vac things really are here in Canada with the bending
    Over appeasement yo these extremists who refuse to live br rule of law
    Integrated in the modern world. Why not have a bunch of catholic nuns
    Wearing habits be in the next ministry, in a bunch of old Greek bishops
    With their ridiculous costumes
    I am sick of these religious crackpots
    I hop this guy is sent packing

  • Canadian Born

    What do you expect, the Canadian government and I use the term loosely, lets imports run this country. No other country in this world, let imported people run their government. Only in Canada, shame on us!

    • A Hamilton Guy

      If it gets a vote, they’l do it The smug self assured assholes.

  • UCSPanther

    Universal life lesson # 8: No one likes a faker.