Getting Stephen Harper to comment publicly on the matter has been pretty well impossible, but he knocked down a couple of old ladies and a kid in a wheelchair to get to the podium to talk about his excitement over the Chinese Pandas who have just been allowed entry.
“Unlike Afghan interpreters, Pandas can generate revenue and are worth their weight in leaves when it comes to public relations,” Harper said.
Pressed to comment on the issue of the interpreters, Harper said, “We'd let them in, but then we'd have to cage them, and the upkeep of the Panda's is cheaper.”
Besides, said Kenney, we're training the Panda's in Middle Eastern politics and languages and we hope to have them ready to deploy to Syria or Iran, whichever we invade first. Frankly, it will be nice to bring the Pandas back after that. I promise I'll be fully available to the media for questions about the immigration of the Farsi-speaking Pandas....”