When I read this, my heart sank - just when I thought it couldn't sink any further.
'Massive activities' from Canadian troops coming in Afghanistan: Lieutenant-General
"There’ll be a flurry of military operations starting with the major ones this fall, (and) there’ll be other ones certainly in the winter and spring," said Lt.-Gen. Lessard, head of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command. "We’re ready to launch."
Massive activites will lead to massive casualties but they don't seem to care.
Then comes the usual crippled logic for the whole thing.
If Canadian troops do not improve conditions in the districts before leaving next year, their sacrifices since 2006 will have been wasted, he suggested.
I can't believe that anybody with more than two functioning neurons is still using that stupid justification for mass death - of civilians and of soldiers.