The futility of war

Leaders see the invasion of another country as an easy short term policy. Canadians don't seem to understand the political manipulation underway.

DND Photo: Cpl. Andrew Wesley
Chief of Defence Staff General Tom Lawson walks with Prime Minister Stephen Harper at the Canadian War Museum on Aug. 4, 2014.
Gar Pardy
Published: Wednesday, 02/25/2015 12:00 am EST
Last Updated: Wednesday, 02/25/2015 12:00 am EST

It is to be regretted that historian Barbara Tuchman is no longer with us. If she was, there is some certainty she would add the “war on terror” and its offshoots to her catalogue of political follies she intelligently identified in her book The March of Folly.

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