Looks like Harper needs to knock a few heads together to make sure his cabinet goofballs are singing from the same page in the hymnal.
Foreign Minister Baird has gone out of his way for months to make it clearer than clear that under no circumstances will Canada commit troops to any Mali resuscitation effort.
So along comes Defense Minister Peter "Pinocchio" MacKay, and suddenly everything Baird has assured us was off the table is back on the table.
Yup. We could be "training" those Mali troops.
Because of the great job we've done training Afghan troops.
We're a small country, but we punch way above our weight. Especially when it comes to training.
Yessiree, Canada is the troop-trainer of choice.
In fact, if you scroll down to the last few paragraphs, you learn that we've already been training Mali's army for years!
And in the very last paragraph you learn why anybody in Ottawa can even find Mali on a map.
It's because of the 20 Canadian mining companies operating there!