Robert McInnes: ‘In Afghanistan, it increasingly appears that we are in an unwinnable civil war’

Seeing the soldiers lined up in front of the Anglican [Christ Church] Cathedral, waiting to pay their respects to the latest group of their fallen comrades, filled me with both great sorrow and anger.

In Afghanistan, it increasingly appears that we are in an unwinnable civil war, where it is difficult to tell friend from foe and where NATO forces (including Canadian) have the same problems as any army of occupation.

We don’t look like them, nor speak the language nor have the same religion.

Vietnam deja vu?

Instead of sending more brave men and women to be lined up like ducks in a shooting gallery, we desperately need to reconsider the whole situation, including the influence of the Indian suppression of Kashmir and U. S. support for the Israeli suppression of the Palestianians.

Both inflame the Islamic world and encourage the radical response to the West.

Robert McInnes

Victoria

 

CCC BLOG reprint:

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Losing lives in a doomed war

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Page A11

CCC

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