Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Afghanistan - Now There's Real Progress

Finally. Finally the Harper government has ordered Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan to either stop or report incidents of Afghan soldiers and interpreters raping young boys. DefMin Pete MacKay announced that yesterday, after years of pretending that Canadian soldiers and others hadn't been complaining about the predilictions of our supposed Afghan allies.

"We require that any wrongdoing that a Canadian soldier would see in Afghanistan or anywhere would be no less than the expectation that we would have in Canada – to do the right thing, to prevent, to pre-empt, to intervene," MacKay said Monday.

Now Pete what about those young girls in prison down the road from Canada's garrison, thrown into the slammer for refusing their fathers' attempts to sell them to other old men? Think maybe we should spring them too?

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