Rosie DiManno Informs the Morons: ZERO COMBAT DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN!

Rosie DiManno

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.

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6 responses to “Rosie DiManno Informs the Morons: ZERO COMBAT DEATHS IN AFGHANISTAN!

  1. TnT

    “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.”

    gee that strategy is working famously now isn’t it?

    And I had to get a small smile watching Harper flip flop on the issue and say he considers the liberal position, which has been the same all along, a ‘positive development’.

    The same smile I had, when after listening to conservatives screeching ‘Taliban Jack!”, then hear the Afghan president suggest negotiating with the Taliban himself…

  2. “gee that strategy is working famously now isn’t it?”

    Perhaps you have a reading comprehension problem, TnT. I was recommending a strategy that is not being tried! That’s the whole point.

    Keep on stalkin’

  3. TnT

    what is it with you conservatives? If I came here a agreed with you, is that still stalking? It seems to me, you like unhyphenated canadian, aren’t interested in opposing views, and simply want people patting you on the back for your posts. Personally I find that boring, and if that’s all you want, fine. I enjoy debating with other people with different opinions but that’s just me. But you know who I am, what my real name is, so don’t be a coward and call me names like stalker Neil.

  4. As usual TNT has missed the major point….

    “Perhaps you have a reading comprehension problem, TnT. I was recommending a strategy that is not being tried! That’s the whole point.”

    I just ignore him…….

  5. TnT

    yes unhyphenated. I, and a whole bunch of others at another forum are well aware of your tactics of posting 3o posts a day ranting about Miller and McGuinty, and ignoring anyone who dared comment. It’s what led to you being ejected from there despite your pleas you left voluntarily.

    You Walter, are the only one who ignores. People may not agree with me, or call me names, but I have thick skin ad really don’t care. Some invite discussion and opposing views, and others, cannot handle it.

    Now that Walter has arrived to add his nothing to the subject…

    The original post. Neil, I disagree. I think it’s -already- been tried, and it certainly has been tried in Iraq for some time. We hear that ‘it’s working’, but somehow, the facts don’t bear that out.

    I don’t support Jack Layton’s position that we should up and leave, as I believe that is a highly irresponsible position. I think when something something isn’t getting the results we want to see, the two extremes to me, is insanity. One side says ‘throw more!’, and the other says, ‘let’s leave altogether!’. Perhaps it’s just me, but I don’t see either as reasonable solutions. It sort of reminds me of a saying, “insanity is…”

    You fill in the rest. 🙂

  6. ProudAndFree

    NATO forces – a american contingent in Afghanistan, have been using these seek and destrory tactics you advocate for some time. It’s true that Canadian forces are not participating in these missions but the overall aims are coordinated and under the command and control of American forces.

    It’s ridiculous to assume that you can kill all the ‘bad’ guys, where you fail to realize for each one you kill you are radicalizing two others. This is the history of counterinsurgency, and you would do well to study it.

    “Priority #2: help build an infrastructure. Priority #3: protect those who wish to educate and lead the population towards a prosperous, successful, peaceful society.”

    Well, we’re certainly helping create and infrastrucutre – one of opium distribution which has reached record levels with Afghanistan accounting for more than half of the worlds opium production. While the taliban is involved in financing using the drug trade, most of it is perpetuated by Karzai-friendly warlords. Does any of this strike you, even slightly, as a problem?

    These warlords who are the true power in Afghanistan and in many cases were part of the so-called Northern Alliance (ie CIA proxy army) owe loyalty only to cold, hard cash. The powers that be realize it is unfeasible to extirpate all the warlords – after all that would require more than a token military presence -and instead delay the inevitable.

    It is possible, with a massive military incursion, to do as you suggest, however the experience of the Russians combined with the present engagement of American forces in Iraq and the crisis in world markets suggests to clearer heads this may be a bad idea.

    Essentially you should probably try to analyze the issue with more vigour, as it seems you are trying to apply some fairly fuzzy logic. It is sad that my colleagues on the right have fallen so far in their ability to make rational analysis.

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