Do Canadians Fight In Afghanistan So That The Governor Of Kandahar Can Torture Inmates In Secret Prison?
"The Harper government knew, but tried to keep secret since last spring, allegations that the governor of Kandahar was personally involved in torture and abuse of detainees.
The allegations against Governor Asadullah Khalid, appointed directly by President Hamid Karzai and a key political partner to Canada's nation-building efforts in southern Afghanistan, were regarded as sufficiently credible that senior officials in Ottawa were immediately informed and Canadian diplomats secretly reported them to the International Red Cross and Afghanistan's main human-rights group."
Globe and Mail
February 1, 2008
Globe & Mail
At some point, Canadians have to come to terms with what it is that we ask our soldiers to fight for in Afghanistan. This poor country does not need war, it needs massive international aid and assistance to bring the population into a level of physical security and well being where the Taliban would have no attraction to anyone.
After World War Two, the Allied nations pumped billions of dollars into Europe and Asia to rebuild and bring an end to the human suffering that occurred as a result of the war. Bringing war to Afghanistan, (however noble the intent), is not working and has added to the misery of the Afghan people.