Tuesday, March 07, 2006

To Debate or Not to Debate?

Regarding our military presence in Afghanistan, the very fact that many Canadians want to have the debate now is proof positive that on the world stage Canada is but a teenager amongst adults. It must be a real wake-up call to the latte drinking, sushi eating urban Canadian yuppies that not all of the rest of the world is like the safe little bubble that they clearly reside in.

Let's be honest about what this debate is all about: It will simply give the NDP'ers and a number of Liberals the excuse to publicly absolve themselves of all responsibility for sending the soldiers there in the first place. This will then leave Stephen Harper to accept all responsibility when every new Canadian soldier gets hurts or pays the ultimate price. What a cowardly, irresponsible political maneuver.

I wonder what those pushing for this debate want next? Perhaps a new national slogan: "When the going gets tough, us Canadians get going (though we'll have lots of meaningless excuses though)."

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