The possible over the perfect
The latest news from Afghanistan is that three Canadian soldiers suffered only minor injuries when their armoured G-wagen was destroyed by a landmine earlier today. And while no armour is sufficient to repel every attack - IED's and RPG's are all-too-common and can be extremely destructive - this isn't the first time the vehicle has proved it can do the job.
Legitimate questions have been raised about the procurement process - the G-wagen won the bid by default when every other manufacturer pulled out of the labyrinthine competition. But at least this time around, regardless of value for money concerns, regardless of politicized buying decisions, the vehicles work.
For anyone who doesn't appreciate the incremental improvement, I have one word: Polecat.