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What?...November 24 2010 at 10:38 AM
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Response to I guess that's part of it...
One of your snipers holds the record for
'longest shot with a kill' in Afghanistan.
I'd call that "aggresive".
When did Bush include Canada as part of the "Axis of Evil"?
You tend to be drawn in by Conspiracy Theories Peter.
"In September 2001 after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Minister of National Defence Art Eggleton advised Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to authorize more than 100 Canadian Forces members serving on military exchange programs in the United States and other countries to participate in U.S. operations in Afghanistan. The operations were aimed at identifying and neutralizing al-Qaeda members in that country, as well as toppling the Taliban regime, which was claimed to be supporting international terrorism."
At the time of the invasion, the Canadian government defined Canada's reasons for participating in the mission in Afghanistan as follows...
Defend Canada's national interests.
Ensure Canadian leadership in world affairs.
Help Afghanistan rebuild.
Other countries involved with the "invasion"... Korea, Denmark, France, Germany, Pakistan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, and Turkey.
Their roles were small, but supportive of the effort.
It's true that the U.S. played the major role, just as we do in humanitarian efforts. As long as the U.S. has the most money, and best military, it will carry the biggest part of the burden. We give more money to the U.N. than any other nation, and when a military or humanitarian action is needed, they look to the U.S. to carry the biggest part of the load.
And actually, the U.S media does mention Canada quite often. Ever since the health care bill came on the scene, Canada has been looked at very closely.
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