Posted on: December 6, 2008

The sombre milestone of 100 deaths of Canadian troops in Afghanistan is a reminder of the seriousness of governance. The globe-wide financial crisis is near the pinacle of importance for our national leaders, but at the very pinacle are the life and death matters of war.
The deaths of Private. Demetrios Diplaros, Corporal Mark Robert McLaren, and Warrant Officer Robert Wilson, killed by a roadside bomb, not only mark a gruesome milestone, but their serious service contrasts sharply to the political prat games played by members of parliament in Ottawa during the past week.
The national desire at a time of war and world recession would be for prudent, thoughtful and serious governance. Our MPs, just prorogued, have not shown it.
If the ridiculous parliamentary gamesmanship was not obvious enough, the measure of the seriousness of the MP’s  folly is this constrasting service to this country of three young men who died training Afghan army members so Canadian forces members can eventually come home, leaving behind a nation less likely to export the terrorists Afghanistan has trained in the past, the reason why our armed forces members are there, and why we support them in their duty.


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  • wordbeeps: No, he doesn't deserve an apology. Who tweets during a funeral? If you do, expect feedback. I didn't say the mourners were faking it. I think they we
  • Holly Stick: Look you fuckwit, are you too stupid to realise that Ghomeshi was an actual friend of Layton's, when you tweeted to him that the mourners were faking
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