The downside of paying to fight fanatical foes

The daring suicide attack on May 18 in Kabul which killed Canadian Col. Geoff Parker and 17 others served to illustrate not only the limitations imposed by embedded media reporting, but also the skewed punditry and jingoistic overtones which result from such an imbalanced base of knowledge.

DND Photo: Sgt. Paz Quillé
Afghan National Army members patrolling in Kandahar last year.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 05/26/2010 12:00 am EDT

The daring suicide attack on May 18 in Kabul which killed Canadian Col. Geoff Parker and 17 others served to illustrate not only the limitations imposed by embedded media reporting, but also the skewed punditry and jingoistic overtones which result from such an imbalanced base of knowledge.

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