Fomenting our Afghan madness

In recent weeks, the steady stream of negative news concerning the Afghanistan mission has caused a widespread desertion in the ranks of the pro-war cheerleaders.

DND Photo: Sgt. Paz Quillé
Afghans build an irrigation canal near the Deh-e Bagh “model village” in Kandahar province. A recent attack on a Canadian convoy near the village is only one indication of the poor progress being made in Afghanistan.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 10/07/2009 12:00 am EDT

In recent weeks, the steady stream of negative news concerning the Afghanistan mission has caused a widespread desertion in the ranks of the pro-war cheerleaders. Long gone are the heady days when hockey commentator Don Cherry led the macho faithful in a chorus of "We won't cut and run!" Their meek battle cry now sounds more like "Salvage what you can!" But even this is being drowned out by the sound of their hasty footfalls scrambling for the exit.

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