Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Harper Doesn't Support Our Troops!

I posted on this yesterday - but, it is too important to gloss over.  

Harper is ready to "cut and run", and risks the lives of our soldiers by calling the conflict un-winnable.  Imagine the higher spirits on the Taliban side today - and the sombre feelings on the Canadian side.  Imagine the renewed Taliban attacks as they increase their roadside bombings and IEDs, in hopes of a quicker exit.  

Harper states that his reading of Afghan history shows there has always been some sort of insurgency there.  That's Stephen's take on history.  Good think he finally read some of it - or more likely - listened to some Foreign Affairs advisor.  One point he misses is that Afghanistan has been the SUBJECT of foreign invasions numerous times through history.  Good interpretation Steve!  But... as usual, you got it wrong (or distorted to your own means)...

Stephen Harper on CNN:

"Frankly, we are not going to ever defeat the insurgency," Mr. Harper told CNN, pointing to the long history of Afghan insurgencies successfully driving out invaders, including the Soviets in the 1980s and the British a century earlier.

"[From] my reading of Afghanistan history, it's probably had an insurgency forever, of some kind," Mr. Harper said.

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1 comment:

Ted said...

These guys can't open their mouths without flip flopping on some significant statement they made in the past:

When arguing for an extension of the Afghanistan mission, Minister of Defence Peter McKay said that we must remain there until Afghanistan is "completely free of the shadows of Taliban terror":

Minister of Defence Peter McKay, February 25, 2008: "Make no mistake about it, our security and that of our allies is at stake in Afghanistan, along with the people of that country and region. That is why we are there. We are there with our allies, our partners in both NATO and UN. Over 60 like-minded and determined nations in various roles are contributing to the peace, security and betterment of the country.

This is why we cannot abandon the vital leadership role that we have been assuming in Afghanistan until we reach that critical tipping point, until we are able to give it the ability to assume a larger role and govern itself completely free of the shadows of Taliban terror."