Chew on This:
My friends, you say, "Give 'em hell, John!" I never do that. I simply tell the truth and it sounds like hell to the Grits.
- John G. Diefenbaker, March 13, 1963 -

Contrasts

Filed under: Afghanistan,Canada,Good Stuff,John Q Public,Military,Traditions; Author: Dennis; Posted: July 6, 2008 at 11:40 pm;

Contrasts are amazing things. They’re good things, too. They enlighten us to the things that are both wrong and right about who and what we are. They are not things to be ignored.

Take, for example, two women who have lost sons in war. Such a loss is tragic by any measure but how we deal with it… well, that is another matter, isn’t it?

The Yanks have that Sheehan bitch; we have Maureen Eykelenboom

“Canadians need to wake up and realize who they have in their military,” she said. The soldiers she meets “feel they can make a difference, and they are making a difference, and we need to show them that respect, and as a country we need to support them in their missions.”

You’ll notice that she didn’t add that “by bringing them home” bullshit line. Gawd damn, I LOVE this country… Last word:

The military lawyers said it wouldn’t be acceptable for civilians to raise money and partner soldiers to carry out humanitarian assistance, but just-retired Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Rick Hillier told them to make it happen anyway. The Assistance to Afghanistan Trust Fund was established in 2006 and part of it is made up of donations from the Boomer’s Legacy Fund created a year ago. This week, Maureen Eykelenboom presented the latest $80,000 cheque to Canada’s Joint Task Force Kandahar.



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