Soldiers will forgive mistakes, but never forget a lie

There is an old air force phrase to the effect that "when you start taking flak, you know you're over the target." Applying that same formula, one has to presume that diplomat Richard Colvin is hitting close to the mark with his allegations pertaining to the Canadian Forces' handling of Afghan detainees.

Sam Garcia, Embassy
Initially, MacKay charged that by retelling “Taliban lies,” Colvin has essentially been fuelling the enemies’ propaganda machine. When that tactic failed to score a hit, MacKay wrapped himself in the flag, curled up in the fetal position and pleaded for everyone to stop attacking his soldiers.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 12/02/2009 12:00 am EST

There is an old air force phrase to the effect that "when you start taking flak, you know you're over the target." Applying that same formula, one has to presume that diplomat Richard Colvin is hitting close to the mark with his allegations pertaining to the Canadian Forces' handling of Afghan detainees.

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