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Stay in Afghanistan

NATO head recommends mission be extended past 2011


 

Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the new NATO Secretary General, said he would “strongly regret” Canadian troops pulling out of Afghanistan as scheduled in 18 months. But recent polls show that a majority of citizens in Canada—and Britain and Germany—oppose sending any more military forces to what could be a growing quagmire. The NATO alliance, which is made up of 65,000 soldiers from 42 nations, has been hampered by personnel shortages and a lack of domestic support. Ever-climbing numbers of dead soldiers, and a 24 per cent increase in civilian deaths in the first half of 2009, are making the situation worse. But Rasmussen says the mission must continue in order to strengthen international security and keep terrorists from creating a safe haven in Afghanistan.

CBC


 
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  1. US and UK is pressuring Canada into joining them in civilian slaughter and suicide in the Middle East. What's New?

  2. The Dutch are pulling out in 2010 .. maybe we should be more like them?

  3. We've lost 126 soldiers, the US has lost 684, Germany has lost 38, France has lost 29.

    So by population we've lost twice as many as the USA and eight times as many as either Germany or France.

    Germany and France should either fight or get out of NATO.

  4. "The NATO alliance, which is made up of 65,000 soldiers from 42 nations, has been hampered by personnel shortages and a lack of domestic support."

    Had GWB not been so bloody gung ho to settle old scores in Iraq under false pretenses diverting American and other allied troops, I wonder where we would be today and whether we would be lamenting "Ever-climbing numbers of dead soldiers, and a 24 per cent increase in civilian deaths in the first half of 2009".

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