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Should Canada be in Afghanistan?

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Rudi
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Posted 04/24/07 - 11:19 AM:
Subject: Should Canada be in Afghanistan?
Is this not really America's war? The Bush Administration may have wanted to paint it as the war on terror, but realistically this is a conflict between the US (a propos its foreign policy) and those its foreign policy victimises. Why is Canada (or anyone else besides the US) there? What does Canada hope to achieve? How are Canada's national interests being met by being there? In my mind it is a waste of people, resources and money. Let the US fight its own wars. Let the US lie in the bed it made.

What are your thoughts?

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Posted 04/24/07 - 12:43 PM:

Rudi-mate,

Yay for Canada, Nay for Oz. We have to support the US; no choice. Our geography demands it.

You seem fairly pissed at the US. You're such a trendy. grin
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Posted 04/24/07 - 2:41 PM:

beans wrote:
Rudi-mate,

Yay for Canada, Nay for Oz. We have to support the US; no choice. Our geography demands it.

You seem fairly pissed at the US. You're such a trendy. grin



I am... but I was at the forefront of the trend... laughing

I just don't think that it is really in Canada's best interest to be in Afghanistan. Despite being so close to the US, their security has little impact on ours. The more Canada aligns itself with the US the more it becomes a target, as Canada then becomes complicit in US foreign policy... and let's face it US foreign policy has time again shown itself to be far from prudent. If America wants to go 'despot-toppling' and 'nation-building' so be it, just don't let the rest of us get dragged into these hair-brained endeavours. Little good comes from them.

Rudi


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Posted 04/25/07 - 7:50 PM:

Canada should have left Afghanistan the moment the US went after Saddam Hussien. IMO.
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Posted 04/26/07 - 6:53 AM:

I have to agree in spirit, Rudi. It irks me that the US will, seemingly, gladly drag Oz et al along on its military excursions.
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