.....It is respectful to remember the fallen Canadian men and women in Afghanistan or any war.
The sad part here is that these men and women that have perished in the Afghan mission have perished for a cause worthy to humanity. However the Afghan Governments is on record being tainted with heavy corruption especially when we look at these confirmed reports on how corrupt the Hamid Karzai puppet regime really is.
Looking at that elements of this war, the men and women who perished did so for the cause to help the women and children from being badly and brutally abused who faced death by stones and other atrocities.
That is to be respected.
However, I feel that the Afghan war has to come to an end, being that the corruption level with in the Karzai government exceeds the good taking place.
The Americans installed the Karzai regime in 2002 to fight the Taliban and Karzai is playing with both players the Taliban behind closed doors and the US WAS FEEDING HIM MONEY for a job that will never finish.
Although I sympathize with the vulnerable people of Afghanistan, I look here at home and the homeless issue is gut ranching, to see mothers banging heroin in the lanes of some Vancouver streets.
Who will take care of them?
And taking care of them we would not put young men and women on the line for a fraudulent cause like Afghanistan.
But miss prioritisation is a problem in society today.
The result has been what US intelligence agencies described last year as “rampant corruption”. David Davis, a conservative British politician, observed after a fact-finding tour to Afghanistan that the country “appears to have been run for the financial benefit of 20 families... who are old-time warlords and faction leaders responsible for past atrocities”.
Corrupt election campaign unfolds in US-occupied Afghanistan (external - login to view)
Last edited by Socrates the Greek; Dec 31st, 2009 at 05:13 AM..