Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks to the rally on Parliament Hill in support of Canada's troops in Afghanistan. (Tom Hanson/Canadian Press)
"Your actions here today are a tangible sign to (soldiers) that their service is not unseen, their actions are not unappreciated and indeed their sacrifice is appreciated greatly," said Gen. Rick Hillier, chief of defence staff, who stood for most of the rally beside Pte. Michael Spence, a soldier wounded in a recent friendly-fire incident.
Does anyone else get nervous when our armed forces gets political and rallies for war. Not in memory of the fallen, but to support war, to support more funding for more weapons of war..Hello. It looks like Thailand. Can you say Coup detat.
"We got distanced from society these past decades and when something went horribly wrong, our society, our population was quite eager and quite willing to dispense with us . . . and simply become our critic," he said."We're no longer going to let that occur. This is your army and navy and Armed Forces," he told the crowd.
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