General Hillier MUST Go!!
I can now answer that question and the answer is YES - it is time for General Hillier to either resign or to be fired.
He has lost all perspective on what his job entails. He is NOT an elected official, he is a civil servant. His opinions and observations should appropriatly be passed on to the government - working the press is NOT appropriate for Canada's top soldier!!
When the Cold War ended and the Berlin Wall came down, this nation was entitled to a 'Peace Dividend' and the government of the day did the correct thing in scaling back the military and military spending.
General Hillier does not like the decisions made at that time. TOO BLOODY BAD GENERAL HILLIER!! It is NOT for you to comment in public to the press! Write all the confidential reports required to report your observations to your political superiors. There is something wrong with playing to the media.
The fact that we have a Prime Minister who is COMPLETELY OUT TO LUNCH when it comes to Iraq and Afghanistan is the cue the general is taking to flap his lips and demonstrate his lack of understanding on what his job is.
Stephen Harper has taken his lead on Canada's role in the Middle East from George Bush. We all know how out to lunch Bush is - too bad Stephen Harper does not have the common sense needed to see how disastrous that has proven to be. General Hillier has taken his lead from Stephen Harper and collectively they are trying to turn this nation into some sort of wannabe USA.
It is time for General Hillier to go (and we will work on getting rid of Harper in the near future)!
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