Marc Cooper: The Devolution of PJ Media

Dark_Falcon7/07/2010 7:53:16 pm PDT

re: #278 McSpiff

Comments like that, and the general attitude of “America’s Army, #1 without equal” really, really makes it difficult to argue for continued Canadian support for the war in Afghanistan. Although I gotta say, you really see a lot less of that attitude now.

For the military watchers in Canada, a large shift was the purchase of C-17s and CH-47s. It was two major procurements in less than a decade, and we purchased airframes that had originally been going to the USAF and US Army. That really gave the impression that you guys wanted us an effective and independent force.

Agreed. Though no one puts Canada in the same category as France. They’ve been in the fight in Afghanistan since 2002. They go where the bad guys and kill them. On Afghanistan, Canada has carried more than its fair share of the weight.