Saturday, September 19, 2009
1 - 3 - 1.
One hundred and thirty-one.
That’s 20 more dead soldiers since the last time I wrote about the rising toll in Afghanistan.
And now it’s reported that the most recent victim, Pte. Jonathan Couturier, apparently considered the mission ‘a bit useless’.
It’s seeming that more people are finally questioning Canada’s actions in Afghanistan. Recent statements from Senator Colin Kenny compare the mission’s futility to the war in Vietnam. Robert Fowler, the Canadian diplomat who was kidnapped earlier this year, has also expressed doubts.
The promised date for withdrawal, 2011, seems just too far away.