2011 will be too late to bring our soldiers home

Four more Canadian soldiers find themselves buried while fighting a false war that the Americans started in the name of fighting terrorism. Where are they now? Too busy in Iraq, it seems.

Four more Canadian soldiers find themselves buried while fighting a false war that the Americans started in the name of fighting terrorism. Where are they now? Too busy in Iraq, it seems.

It seems that every time I turn on the TV, I see video footage of our beautiful flag, an international vision of peace, being flown at half mast. Once again I am gripped with fear, hoping that the pictures I am about to see of young men serving our country are not any of my close friends currently on missions in Afghanistan.

The instant I find that these faces don’t match those of my old buddies, I am relieved for a moment, then like clockwork, become extremely outraged.

When will our government (who can’t do their jobs anyways) finally realize that cleaning up a mess we have nothing to do with, will not solve the conflict?

They are over their fighting an enemy they can’t see, and when they do, it’s already too late.

Four more Canadian soldiers dead. I stand firmly on my opinion that 2011 is too late to bring our country’s sons home. This will be put into history books that our future generation will read about, and not on a heroic front but that of disgrace.

Too many lives lost — for what purpose? Vietnam went the same way. Millions stand put, believing that the U.S. put a foot down on communism, but a handful of Canadian soldiers can not stop the “terrorists.”

For the most part we are just intruders in funny clothes in their country. I’d be pissed, too, if someone walked in that didn’t belong there trying to keep control.

Bring our sons home. And maybe put a foot down on conflicts raging in Africa, or the Gaza Strip, where our peacekeeping efforts (which we are known worldwide for) will be put to some perfectly good use.

Sean LaPorte

Red Deer

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