One of the only sensible writers at the Toronto Star, Rosie DiManno highlights in today’s column something we all need to know as Jack Layton, Stephane Dion, Bob Rae, and the rest of the pacifist appeasers in the Canadian intelligencia attempt to convince you we’re somehow losing the war in Afghanistan:
Number of Canadian troops killed in combat in Afghanistan last year: 0.
This would be the combat component of the mission that Liberal leader Stéphane Dion wants ended by next February and upon which he seems prepared to trigger a national election that Canadians don’t want.
Number of Canadian troops killed by improvised explosive devises in Afghanistan in 2007: 12.
Number of Canadian troops killed by roadside bombs and land mines in 2007: 11.
Fascinating, eh? This is the conclusion I draw from these statistics: we need to engage the enemy more, to ensure that fewer cowardly fanatics live to plant bombs that kill our troops driving to-and-from the development missions the lefties love so much.
Afghanistan priority #1: kill the murderers. Priority #2: help build an infrastructure. Priority #3: protect those who wish to educate and lead the population towards a prosperous, successful, peaceful society.