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Soldiers, yes. Military, no.


 

CBC draws out more on the specifics of Canada’s presence in Afghanistan after 2011.

Dimitri Soudas, a spokesman for the Prime Minister’s Office, told CBC News there will be Canadian troops in Afghanistan after 2011, though “exponentially fewer.”

“I would caution you against saying dozens or hundreds or a thousand, there will be exponentially fewer,” Soudas said. “Whether there’s 20 or 60 or 80 or 100, they will not be conducting combat operations.”


 

Soldiers, yes. Military, no.

  1. I doesn't matter what they're saying now. In a year and half, no one remember and they're won't be an ethical (or focused) journalist left to remind Canadians of their recorded statements.

    • Use google this time next year, it will all be there.

  2. am I the only who doesn't believe anything the current government says anymore!

  3. …they will not be conducting combat operations.

    No. They shall merely be leaving behind a regimental pipe band in order to provide freedom-loving and nation-building entertainment at weddings, funerals, proms, and bar mitzvahs.

    • Now, I could be wrong, never having been there, but I am reasonably confident the bar mitzvah market has dwindled in the Greater Kandahar Metropolitan Area.

      And, again I could be wrong, never having been to a bar mitzvah, but I am reasonably confident the demand for a pipe band is about nil for bar mitzvah's. That rusty-haired stocky fellow in the kilt: does he do klezmer?

      • That rusty-haired stocky fellow in the kilt: does he do klezmer?

        Heh. ;)

        As you no doubt know, Canadian soldiers have always had an enviable reputation for initiative, adaptability and resourcefulness. I'm quite sure that rusty-haired stocky fellow can deliver the klezmer…

        • And, with just the right breeze, it will be readily apparent whether or not he fits in with the crowd, if you know what I mean…

          • Ouch! Now that was a gratuitously cutting remark, pretty much any way you slice it.

            [I disappoint myself sometimes.]

          • C'mon Francis, could you be a little more circum…spect?

    • Hey, the place is abuzz with this fab new piano player! How about he sits in for a while?

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