Sunday, July 25, 2010
Afghanistan: The Horror, the Sorrow, the Madness
War is always like that eh? They tell you you're dying to make others safer. They tell you it's a noble mission and that God is on your side. But sooner or later out of the bloody mist the ugly truth emerges.
Bloody errors at civilians' expense, as recorded in the logs, include the day French troops strafed a bus full of children in 2008, wounding eight. A US patrol similarly machine-gunned a bus, wounding or killing 15 of its passengers, and in 2007 Polish troops mortared a village, killing a wedding party including a pregnant woman, in an apparent revenge attack.
The former director general of Britain’s domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had greatly increased the terrorist threat to Britain and that intelligence available before the Iraq war had not been sufficient to justify the invasion of that country.
And I feel about that like Steve Bell does...
Why did it take so long to figure it all out when it was so OBVIOUS?
I wonder what historians will say about the war most Canadians preferred not to think about.
I'm sorry we didn't make a movie like this one...
Because that way we might have figured it out for ourselves.
But then how could we when the Harper Cons turned the conflict into cheap politics?
“Is it next going to be tea with Osama Bin Laden?” asked Peter MacKay. A Globe and Mail columnist indignantly wrote “Would he pull out the chairs for their representatives? Would he pour tea for those who have killed 23 Canadian soldiers this year?”
Independent bloggers –rarely known for putting the “B” in subtle — went even further one insisting that Layton “loves dead Canadian soldiers”.
And tried to hide the truth about torture.
And most Canadians didn't care one way or the other.
Yup. The Great War on Terror.
I can't wait to see this movie...
Because I might actually learn something I didn't know.
Everything else I did.
The horror, the sorrow, the MADNESS...