Thursday, December 28, 2006

Rick Mercer on being a Christmas gravy server in Afghanistan

Rick has posted on his blog a long write-up about his trip which he made with the Chief of Defence Staff and several entertainers to Kandahar and the various Forward Operating Bases, including how he ended up going in the first place:
Gen. Hillier is a very persuasive man. He is also a Newfoundlander. And while he is the chief of the Canadian Forces it has been suggested that he might think he is the chief of all Newfoundlanders. He'll call you up and suggest to you that on Dec. 25 there is only one place you should be and it's so special that by agreeing to go there you render your life insurance null and void. You aren't asked so much as you are voluntold.
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