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...rambling rants, thoughts and musings on mostly political topics - from your late night blogger.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Keep it coming Rosie 
(en francais)

They're looking for help in Afghanistan to build a 'bureaucracy' . My first thought was that there are a lot of ex-Liberals looking for a job, but then reality kicked in.

We're trying to help them build a country. No need to teach them about Judicial commissions and investigations as yet.

Rosie Dimanno with yet another good article on the Canadian military's efforts there.
`I have to create a bureaucracy'

Canada is not in Afghanistan simply for nation-building. It's very much about preventing the country from collapsing into a terrorist-friendly environment once again, to say nothing of its ongoing status as a narco-state.

The "exit strategy" some Canadians are demanding of their military involvement here is an Americanism pilfered from misadventures in Vietnam, and applied more latterly — along with such other 'Nam buzzwords as "quagmire" — to the dilemma that is Iraq. But Afghanistan is no Iraq and making that comparison is idiotic.

Paul Synnott at 7:18 AM    | en francais | Go to Top|


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