“Afghanistan is no longer a threat to the world.” These are Stephen Harper’s words to our troops in Afghanistan as he tries to explain why 156 of their comrades (and we may never know how many Afghans) are dead. I suppose it’s pretty normal to expect the leader of the vanquished invader to claim victory in spite of all evidence to the contrary.
This has me absolutely furious. Words fail me. Glenn Brooks you are completely unclear on the concept of “public service,” a rank amateur and I hope your constituents throw you out on your ass at the first opportunity.
And shame on the rest of city council for being so cowed by the hysteria around the three cursed words: Support our troops.
I’m reading Robert Fisk’s The Great War for Civilization. I had wanted to say something about this whole increasing committment to Afghanistan thing but was hoping to finish the book before saying anything. Having weighed the tome, I now fear that if I wait until I finish it, we may well be on to invading Iran too. And if I don’t say something now, I won’t be able to say “told ya so” later.