Saturday, July 16, 2005

Blunt Truth

"We're not the public service of Canada, we're not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people,"

General Hillier on the raison d'etre of the Canadian Armed Forces existence.
Canada has no real army as her armed forces are not capable of combat, said Rex Murphy about three years ago. Though this statement still holds true, at least now one can say it's not the fault of those in uniform. As the above mentioned qoute demonstrates Canadian soldiers are not a bunch of wussies. Proud to be Canadian after all?

P.S. Gen. Hellier also called terrorits in Afganistan scumbags and killers. It drew a rebuke from the director of the Polaris Institute, a left-wing think-tank based in Ottawa. "His use of epithets such as 'scumbags' and 'killers' is reminiscent of language use by (U.S.) President (George W.) Bush and U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld"
Nice. So it's not that his Hellier's wrong in any way. It's just that he sounds too much like that eveeeeeel Bush. Let's define it as a 'Bushcrime' henceforth.


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