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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:31 PM
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Calgary Sun: Canadian troops reap whirlwind
Forces sent into cauldron of dysfunction

By BILL KAUFMANN

How many yellow ribbons does it take to paper over reality?

It's hard to say, but it's a cinch our prime minister is hoping meaningless jingoistic cliches will help us "stay the course."

He's also counting on Canadians' ignorance of some sobering facts on the ground in Afg-hanistan and its environs.

Stephen Harper won't want Canadians hearing how weary British troops in Helmand province struck a truce with Taliban forces, agreeing to a mutual withdrawal from the area that's likely to revert to an exclusively guerrilla sanctuary.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Kaufmann_Bill/20...
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