Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Six more dead soldiers

Six more Canadian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan today, along with their Afghan interpreter and twenty-five civilians.

"Brig.-Gen. Tim Grant said the soldiers were killed as they were returning to a forward operating base in the Panjwaii district west of Kandahar city.

Grant said the explosion happened on a gravel road “that we have travelled regularly in the past month.” "

That could have something to do with it.

"Meanwhile, NDP Leader Jack Layton told a news conference today that Canada should pull its troops out of Afghanistan before more lives are lost in a war he says can't be won.

"What they are being asked to do now is participate in a mission that has no prospect of military success,” Layton said.

“It will simply escalate and prolong itself until we realize that it is not going to accomplish its goals.”

But I'm sure Harper still believes in "the mission", whatever it is. He will fight to the last drop of someone else's blood.

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