On Sunday, Gen. Rick Hillier, Canada's chief of defence staff, confirmed a CBC report earlier this week that the military will send members of the air force and navy to Afghanistan, with some of them serving in dangerous situations.
"Minister O'Connor and I have a unity of thought and a unity of effort on this one," he said. "Our aim is to simply use all the Canadian Forces to do this very complex mission, to use every man and woman in uniform rather than have a small number carry the burden, as we have traditionally done over the last decade."
"Our efforts are to look after our men and women, to execute this mission successfully, and to reduce the risk to them as they do that work for us."
Why the hell don't we have the airforce there anyways? Never hurts to have support for ground troops. I mean it's not like they would be doing regular bombing runs or anything. Helicopters can move supplies too, and without suicide bombers, granted they have to duck RPG's and shoulder fired missiles, but why should the Infantry be the only ones at risk?
Or we could drop submarines filled with torpedoes that don't fit and napalm. I'd like to see that!
And then maybe get some real subs, like the nuclear variety that can stay under longer. We need something in the Arctic besides a few ice breakers.