General Hillier Getting More And More Political In His Speeches
There was a time in the 1980s and 1990s when Canadians were not so united behind their troops, he said, which he blamed partly on a profound disconnect between the military and the public and partly on an organizational command structure that did not give Canada the strategic edge it could have had internationally.
Gen Hillier said that was no longer the case. He said the Canadian Forces was in the midst of a "revolution" that was changing "everything we do and how we do it..."
Gen. Hillier said this new vision of the Canadian military aims for what he called the "Vimy effect."
"The geopolitical strategic implications of Vimy, carry on to this day," he said. "What we want to do is sort ourselves out in such a manner and do our job in such a manner that the geopolitical strategic implications for Canada will resonate from every tactical job that we do."
Hillier's comments about the Canadian Armed Forces in the 1980's and '90's totally disrespects our peacekeeping missions and those men and women who served in Cyprus, Egypt, Rwanda, and numerous other locations.
Hillier's right wing political world view is showing through and I want a chance to vote against him. Oh wait, he serves Canada, I can't; he is not a politician.