Monday, March 2, 2009


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper stated during an interview on CNN that the war against the Taliban and insurgents in Afghanistan is not a winnable war. He is right. Mr. Harper basically admitted he was in error to believe the opposite for so long. Good for him. He also said during this television interview that he has been reading up on history in that country, which has helped educate him as to the complexities involved, not to mention the British and Soviets trying to gain and maintain control to great and spectacular failure.

I scanned the (very right wing) Toronto Sun newspaper today and could not find one iota of text on this sobering admission from Canada's conservative leader.

Why am I not surprised?

I just read that Canada's 'opposition' parties are giving Stephen Harper a hard time for his about-face. Why?! Need the Prime Minister apologize?!

1 comment:

Jon said...

Wouldn't it be a wonderful world if politicians read up on their history BEFORE they sent in the troops?