There is absolutely no way for the Globe and Mail to defend their top political columnist, Jeffery Simpson stating this:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was heading into tomorrow’s NATO summit in Wales stubbornly isolated from other alliance members on defence spending targets until a last-minute change. (see here)
Notice that column was written for Wednesday Sept 3 yet here’s an article from the Globe’s Steven Chase posted the day before:
Fen Hampson, director of the Global Security and Politics program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo, Ont., said Canada was hardly the only notable NATO member balking at a pledge that would significantly boost military spending. Germany was also cool to the idea, he noted. (see here)
Simpson doesn’t read his own newspaper?