Trying to brand his party as the sole anti-war option, Canadian New Democrat Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton took steady aim, pulled the trigger, and shot himself in both left feet on Thursday.
The Taliban cannot be defeated, so let’s leave is Layton’s latest lament is his ongoing mantra to bring Canadian troops back home.
Layton, whose timing on publicity is mostly precision perfect, blew it this time.
But how was Layton to know that just one day later, the infamous Abu Laith al-Libi, one of al-Qaeda’s top commanders in Afghanistan, would be killed?
If this weren’t embarrassing enough, Smiling’ Jack fouled up on what must-have-been his swallow-the-history-of Afghanistan-in-just-one-sitting cramming lesson.