Oh no. This is THE END. Rosie DiManno thinks our new mission in Kabul is going to turn our macho military into latte-sipping metrosexuals.
For Canadian combat troops and their support divisions in Kandahar, these past six years, Kabul was that mile-high mirage in the distant rear, redoubt of bureaucrats, la-la DMZ for pretend soldiers. Not one I ever met pined to be posted there. Even those sickened of life outside-the-wire, the perilous patrols and wearying village shuras, had no stomach for a politically massaged Kabul assignment.
In the pecking order of combat virility, even deployment as force protection for Canada's Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar city was viewed dimly: that place with the pool, surf and turf dinners and circle-the-wagon ramparts.
As for Canadian soldiers turned into military metrosexuals: They make a nice latte in Kabul, guys.
OMG.Can you believe it? Rosie the Riveter? Once she celebrated the smell of musk in the morning. And all that sweaty manly manliness. Now she's calling them wimps. Golly. If that doesn't demoralize the troops, I don't know what will.
How could she? Does she really think that teaching Afghans to kill is easy ????
Doesn't she understand how easy it is to break a nail on a blackboard?
Doesn't she know that just getting to the
Oh well. At least now we're getting a vote in Parliament.
And maybe we might have a debate. And maybe someone might ask why are we going to be spending $500-million a year, sipping lattes, and teaching Afghans to kill?
When we could be in a place much closer to home, helping these desperate people.
But then I guess Rosie would find that even less manly manly.
Onward to Kabul.
Oh what a lovely war....