Monday, September 18, 2006

How Long?

NATO faces five-year effort to pacify Afghanistan Let's see five plus 2006 equals 2011. Not 2009 as the Conservative government would have us believe. Just like the latest claims of victory over the Taliban are exaggerated....NATO hails Afghan offensive as success .....they have withdrawn back across the border into the safety of Pakistan. Gone but not defeated. More lies our government is telling us.

Taliban vow to retake Panjwai redoubt

The Taliban fighter who passed through Kandahar city this weekend seemed remarkably calm and happy, considering the horrors he has seen in the past two weeks.

The 37-year-old watched friends torn apart by bombs and shredded by gunfire. More agonizingly for a proud warrior, he saw foreign soldiers seize control of the farmland where he grew up. Hundreds of insurgents had dug trenches to defend Panjwai District, but they ran away when confronted with an onslaught of air power and a grinding advance by the Canadians and their allies, who declared victory in the battle yesterday.

"The Taliban will continue their fight for Panjwai," the fighter said.



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2 comments:

jeff davidson said...

it really bothers me that mackay looks to hillier for guidance on what success in afghanistan looks like. since when have military objectives ever been in sync with humanitarian objectives.
why is the military telling canadians what our foreign policy should look like????

eugene plawiuk said...

Because it was Hillier who pushed for this our own 21st Century Colonel Blimp wants a fighting army not a Peacekeeping one. He has set the political agenda. Which should scare the bejesus out of all Canadians. The Conservatives have abdicated responsibilty for oversight of the Military to the military itself. Its a coup.