This latest article by Andrew Coyne on the F-35 fiasco gave me chills, it’s a must read for anyone who still believes in honest, representative government. See this excellent article by Brian Stewart for more background on the growing secrecy in recent years surrounding the F-35 purchase and other activities at the Department of National Defense.
There are two parts of fiasco: the first is money and need; the second is a deeper problem of democratic accountability.
First the money. The difference between the original claims made during the election and the revised actual cost is over 10 billion dollars; (Read more…)