Saturday, August 23, 2008

What is that supposed to prove?

So I'm just going to cut right to the chase. I'm so sick and tired of Loyola Hearn and his antics. Today in the mail, I received a "flyer" of sorts about the Canadian Troops. It is kind-of a ballot asking "who is on the right track on supporting our troops?" and then there is a check-list box, where you either choose Stephane Dion(Liberal), Stephen Harper(Conservative), Jack Layton(NDP) and Elizabeth May(Green). What is that supposed to prove? On the back it says : " When our military is strong, all Canadians benefit from a stable, safe and secure Canada. Unfortunately, during their 13 years in power the Liberals neglected the military, leaving our Canadian Forces a shadow of what they once were. The Conservative Government believes our men and women in uniform deserve proper training, supplies and tools. We deliver 0ver $45 billion in new funding to ensure our troops can do their job safely and well. The Conservative Government Believes our Forces deserve real support from their Government, and that is what we are delivering."

I'm sorry, but I was never aware that Canada was in any danger. Our troops only action is in the Iraq war. Shouldn't that come out of the American dollar? I don't even understand why we have a Force. Canada is known as a peaceful country. The only time we fight is if we are called upon by United States. Where exactly did this "new funding" come from? How much guns and explosives are they planning to buy to repay George Bush's mistakes. How much aircraft carriers and ammunition will it take before they realize that its not worth spending so much on dead men walking.

In conclusion, I would just like to say that my brother is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces and I would like to point out that my review is obviously completely unbiased. Just my opinion and hopefully if anybody has any insight, from either point of view, please let me know.


Anonymous said...

I agree that we need not be in the middle east, or any other AMERICAN war.

Anonymous said...

Canadians are fighting in Afghanistan not Iraq, but I think your point is still valid: Afghanistan has never done anything to us so why have we occupied their country?
The more money that we spend on our military, the more the powers-that-be are going to want to use it; and here in Canada, we are fortunate that we don't really have any need to use it: Sarah Palin has her eye on the Russians, and the States would kick our ass anyway.