Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Peter MacKay Marries Up.

RCAF pilot, trilingual, warrant officer first class, very serious human rights activist, some kind of Persian rock star, international relations degree from UBC and an alumnus of the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris, former Miss World Canada, and only 32. . . I hesitate to ask, 'all this and she can cook, too?' but I betcha that Nazanin Afshin-Jam could pinch-hit her groom's day job while landing an F16 in an 80k crosswind.


Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

Surely you meant an F-35 (or at least a CF-18, since the RCAF has no F-16s)!


12:56 PM  
Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

One wonders about the impact on Canadian-Iranian relations too!


1:21 PM  
Blogger Patsplace said...

Good on Peter and I hope they're very happy.

11:44 PM  
Blogger Terry Glavin said...

Of course. F-16's = my bad (what would I do without you, Mark?).

I will take this opportunity to notice that in today's Globe, this paragraph appears in a story, by a confused Mark Saunders, that is sure to confuse rather than enlighten Globe readers:

"While Canada was ostensibly fighting as one member of the 42-nation NATO International Stability and Assistance Force [er, he must mean the International Security Assistance Force] the decision to establish a base in Kandahar [er, he must mean the Provincial Reconstruction Team], the most dangerous province, was negotiated in London without the knowledge – and against the advice – of the Brussels-based military alliance [er, perhaps some Euro-bureaucrat's advice]. NATO had been pressuring General Raymond Henault, then head of the Canadian Forces [er, Henault himself was head of the NATO military committee] to set up a mission in the provinces of Chaghcharan or Herat [er, Chaghcharan is a district in Herat, not a province of Afghanistan]."

11:47 AM  

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