There is a difference my friends when you're trying to define a war versus a military action. And, Afghanistan IS NOT A WAR. Because G Dubya calls it a "war on terror", it does not make it a war.
It's Bullshit!!! Pure Bullshit! If it was a f@#king war, there would be 100,000 plus troops there bombing the shit out of everything in sight. It's a military action put in place to stop a group of people called the Taliban - the same Taliban that the US government propped up for years against the Russians. We're supposed to be there to prop up a rampantly corrupt government, get rid of Al-Queda, and rebuild some infrastructure. So, does anyone in their right mind see that happening in the immediate future? When I say immediate, I mean within the next ten years. Anyone?
I, for one, will call this an "UNWINNABLE WAR". Russia couldn't beat the Taliban and our 35,000 NATO forces scattered all over the place aren't gonna beat them either. So my question is: HOW MANY MORE CANADIAN MEN AND WOMEN ARE WE WILLING TO LET COME HOME IN CASKETS AFTER 2009??? 100? 1000? 10,000? WE'VE ALREADY LOST 2.5% OF OUR CURRENT DEPLOYMENT THERE.
In the meantime, we have a little 2.5 million person genocide going on that nobody gives a rats ass about.