How Stephen Harper And The Conservatives Led Canada To Military Defeat In Afghanistan ....
Think back to the false bravado of 2006 when Conservatives and some Right wing Liberals unleashed the 'dogs of war' and puffed themselves up with militaristic rhetoric. "To War"!
Canadians were going to defeat the Taliban in a few short weeks and liberate the Afghan people!
New Democrat Leader, Jack Layton, was labelled as 'Taliban Jack' for suggesting that we enter into diplomatic discussions with the Taliban before we resort to war. Harper and the Canadian Right said 'NO" and anyone who stood against the war was traitorous to the Dominion and did not 'support the troops'!
Well ... we have 158 dead Canadian soldiers ... we've spent $10 Billion tax dollars on an unwinable conflict .... we've contributed to the absolute misery of the Afghan people .... we have hundreds of emotionally damaged soldiers coming home .... and all this for what? Stephen Harper's ego?
The War in Afghanistan was doomed from the very beginning. Some progressives tried to warn the nation. Did the nation listen???
Progressives asked why we were not trying to communicate with the Taliban back in 2006 ... to find a way for them to function in the company of their fellow nations? No! George Bush and Stephen Harper WANTED war! Case closed ... no discussion!
(Buckdog on Canada's wasted efforts in Afghanistan ... over the years!)
-March 05, 2006 - Did We Not Learn Anything From the Vietnam Experience?
-October 01, 2006 - POLL Canadians Consider Afghanistan Lost Cause
-November 25, 2006 - 'NATO Could Fail in Afghanistan' Says Top General
-August 10, 2007 - Lies The Canadian Military Tells About Afghanistan
-March 05, 2008 - I Wonder If Some Day I Will Write A Post With The Title: 'Did We NOT Learn Anything From The Afghanistan Experience?"