Mali, The Unanswered Question is "Why"

What do you suppose Canada is doing in Mali?

When France decided to make its push into the area, Stephen Harper decided that Canada would help them out with one aircraft for one week. We all knew that one week was a phony timeline and of course the time is being extended.

The real question is...Did France really need one extra aircraft? And, if they did, why couldn't they get one from a neighbour?

There is more to this than meets the eye I am sure. Questions are not being asked by the media and Canadians, once again are being committed to join in a shooting war in an international hotspot without any Parliamentary consultation.

Not that we expected more from the PM.