Saturday, April 03, 2010

Oh, for fuck's sake, ...


... 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 ...


6 comments:

Cherniak_WTF said...

Let's not walk away from the table when you're holding a winning hand
Oh we are still winning?
Good to know.

Can't wait for us to declare victory and get out of there...

CK said...

Why, Cherniak, what sand pit have you been buried in lately? Of course we're winning...just like Georgie says: slowly but surely...

I still haven't grasped what some mean by "let's finish the job". In their war mongering socio-pathic minds, does that mean when armageddon has wiped out Afghanistan and its' people?? Sounds extreme, but then again, much of today's right wing is extreme...

I say let's pull out right now...

Southern Quebec said...

Wow! Taking dead soldiers' families into a war zone for a photo op. I guess there really is nothing that Fat Steve won't stoop to...

Moon Rattled said...

It's easier to support a war than admit your son died in vain.

Now that his son has been killed, others should be killed too. I guess that's what Kennedy would call Paying It Forward.

CK said...

Moon Rattled: That's exactly what it is. Kennedy's miserable, so, the rest of the world must be miserable too....

I'm sorry for his loss, but what he says won't garner him much sympathy

jkg said...

I believe people call this an instance of the Sunk Cost Fallacy.