Canada's 'Un-Winnable' War Costs Approaching $1 Billion A Year
Dawn Black, MP
NDP Defence Critic
Costs to Canadians of our failing mission in Afghanistan are now approaching 1 Billion dollars per year. War advocates are pretending that we are getting value for our investment. The cost in both Canadian lives and military spending may 'feel good' to those afflicted with Harper's world view but let's not forget that it was Stephen Harper who said:
"Canada appears content to become a second-tier socialistic country, boasting ever more loudly about its economy and social services to mask its second-rate status,"
Stephen Harper (in his article targeted to Americans, "It is time to seek a new relationship with Canada")
December 12th, 2000.
Harper's hard right wing politics came through loud and clear when he headed up the National Citizens Coalition and later when he sat as a Reform Party Member of Parliament. He sees Canada as a failed experiment, and he LOVES Bush's Republican America. He is attempting to remake Canada into some sort of right wing military partner with the U.S.