Dec 13 2009

The Front Moves Forward by Inches

Published by at 12:36 pm under Afghanistan,Canada,politics

In contrast to the “All-Detainees, All the Time” coverage in Canada’s mainstream media, here’s some good news from the front, via the Torch:

The Afghan army assumed more responsibility for security in Kandahar City and surrounding villages, where Canadian troops train and mentor Afghan soldiers.

Seven more schools were built under Canada’s supervision, bringing the total number completed to 12, with another 21 under construction.

More than 880,000 children were vaccinated against polio [in September alone, in Kandahar and two other provinces].

More than 500 Afghans in key districts of Kandahar had received microfinance loans [in the quarter covered], already exceeding the program target.

Good news.

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2 Responses to “The Front Moves Forward by Inches”

  1. gimbolon 13 Dec 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Just as an aside.
    Seems the most under reported story out of Afghanistan is that its been sometime since we have reported any casualties on our side but theres been quite a few on their side.

    Would that be an indication that we are winning?

    That explains why the media hasn’t reported it then.

  2. Bull Calleron 21 Dec 2009 at 3:39 am

    What exactly is “winning” ???

    Killing more ‘bad guys’??? Who are ‘bad guys’? How much damage to other things, including innocent people came about to kill those ‘bad guys’??? Who is funding the killing of ‘bad guys’?

    – And don’t give us the line about ‘women’s rights’ either – because the warlords, who basically run most of the country, have proven to be equally as brutal as their predecessors, not to mention the legislation that Karzai quietly passed allowing women to be forcibly raped by their husbands – nice. Worth spending taxpayer dollars and having our troops die and have lifetime PTSD issues for isn’t it?

    Well that’s just swell. Carry on then trumpeting about how swimmingly well everything is going.

    Bombs don’t build countries, particularly in regions where things are much more complex than conservative chickenhawks seem to think. They are always so eager to ‘support the troops’ with those stickers on their car, but you curiously never see any one of them lining up at the recruiting office do you?


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