Bruce Cockburn, war-monger:
Cockburn, 64, does not think the Canadians should pull out of Afghanistan, as the government has said they would do in 2011.
“It’s a long discussion on whether we should be in Afghanistan — whether anyone should be in Afghanistan. But since we are and we’ve gone this far, I don’t think it’s appropriate to leave at this stage. Certainly, I have not had the idea that anyone I have talked to among the soldiers is hiding anything or trying to slant things to a particular view.
“They believe in what they doing and are witnesses to what they are doing and I have to accept the truth of what they are telling me.
“I don’t think it’s a good plan to be pulling out of here — with the circumstances at this time.”