... here we go again:
Fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters and uncles took part in a special ceremony Saturday behind the task force headquarters at Kandahar Airfield, where the faces, names and dates of the 141 dead soldiers are etched into a granite memorial.
Myles Kennedy, who lost his son to a roadside bombing on Easter Sunday 2007, said he was amazed at the scale of NATO's buildup for this spring's planned offensive in Kandahar...
He appealed to Prime Minister Stephen Harper to conduct a "phased withdrawal" by perhaps signing on to a proposed training mission in Kabul.
A total pullout of troops would send "the wrong message to the world" and to the soldiers, such as his son, who made enormous sacrifices.
"I don't want him to die in vain," Kennedy said. "It could be a year. It could be two years of turning this country around. Let's give it time. Let's not walk away from the table when you're holding a winning hand."
"We came in to do a job. And our job will not be complete, if he pulls out the whole group."
Then here's a thought, Mr. Kennedy -- shut up and enlist. Otherwise, knock it off with that "we" crap.
WHAT A SHAME, leaving when victory is so close at hand. Oh, wait ...