Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hearts, Minds and Timmies In Kandahar

All that CIDA money that was supposed to aid " women and children" in Afghanistan, doesn't. But it sure helped with getting the Troops a Timmies.

Cut CIDA's role in Afghanistan: think tank

"The failure to demonstrably address the extreme poverty, widespread hunger and appalling child and maternal mortality rates in Afghanistan — let alone boost economic development — is decreasing local Afghan support for Canada’s mission and increasing support for the insurgency."

Norine MacDonald, of the Senlis Council, said the problem is a structural issue because the money the agency does have is not ending up on the ground.

"When you're on the ground in Kandahar, it's sad to say, despite good intentions, CIDA's efforts are non-existent," MacDonald said.

"We are confronted every day by people without food, without water, without shelter, without medical aid. So our efforts are so minimal as to be non-existent."

Troops serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan, received a taste of home Canada Day morning when the Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency (CFPSA) officially opened the first Tim Hortons outlet at a deployed mission.


A Taxpayers Timmies

Temp Workers For Timmies

Harper In Kandahar for Timmies

The Other Afghanistan

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1 comment:

lolita said...

Have you seen anything on this story from Salt Lake Tribune, Dr. Laura son linked to lurid Web page, Updated: 05/23/2007? http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_5934072
Under Investigation

It is worse than yet reported. Hope not to be covered up. The Army started downplaying right off. Also an update in TMZ http://www.tmz.com/2007/05/31/did-dr-lauras-son-have-a-deathwish/

Dr Laura is foremost recruiter and Bush war promoted. Her son is "family values" poster boy.He is actually very disturbed.