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Offline tomahawk6

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We debate, with guns blazing
« on: September 16, 2006, 12:33:35 »
Another quite good read from Cindy Blatchford.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com//servlet/story/LAC.20060916.COBLATCH16/TPStory/National/columnists

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I think I said, "Someone should be offering a robust defence of this mission. It's defensible." He corrected me: "It's advocate-able."

Mr. Harper has in Rick Hillier, the Chief of the Defence Staff, the best natural salesman in the country. Yet the CDS appears to have been muzzled and, in his absence, neither Mr. Harper nor Mr. O'Connor is stepping up to the plate.

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Re: We debate, with guns blazing
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2006, 15:44:21 »
Here is some coverage from the BBC. On their front page it is titled  "Canada's troops take on a Taleban stronghold".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/5349310.stm

The BBC devotes a surprising amount of coverage to Canada and Canadian issues -- usually fairly good coverage. But somehow I find this article rather unflattering, and I suspect it is distorted. But it would be far more interesting to hear the opinions of someone who truely knows the mood of CF forces in Afghanistan.