Memo To Minister Of Defence MacKay - Hey What's Up With Afghanistan?
Minister of National Defence
RE: What's Up With Afghanistan?
On Monday, August 6, 2007, at a meeting in Washington D.C., the President of Afghanistan - Hamid Karzai, was being questioned about the Taliban by reporters. In response, President Karzai said, and this is a direct quote:
"They're not posing any threat to the government of Afghanistan,"
Minister MacKay, in view of the fact that the President of Afghanistan DOES NOT consider the Taliban insurgents to be 'any threat to the government of Afghanistan', exactly why is it that we have Canadian armed forces on a mission that we were told was critical to the survival of the government of Afghanistan?
Mr. Minister, there is a disconnect here between what Canadian government and military officials are telling Canadians and what the President of Afghanistan is telling us.
Would you, sir, please clarify this inconsistency?
A concerned Canadian citizen
c.c. Blogging Tories
-Globe & Mail