Feb 14 2010

Fight, Win and Hold

Spare a thought for heroes clearing a far-away land of thugs and monsters. Operation Moshtarak in Afghanistan is well underway, with our Afghan allies aided by ISAF forces overrunning Taliban-held territory.

With the enemy mostly melting away in the face of superior firepower, with the exception of a rearguard action by some desperate suicide attackers, the next objective will be to hold these gains. Nothing less than the future of Afghanistan is at stake.

It’s long past time for our politicians to acknowledge the critical events happening on the ground in Afghanistan right now and provide real leadership. With victory in sight, there is no reason to be shy about having a discussion that many Canadians — not least, Afghan Canadians, have been wanting for some time.

Armed Forces hail Moshtarak success

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2 Responses to “Fight, Win and Hold”

  1. Adrianon 15 Feb 2010 at 9:51 am

    Yes, I’ve been watching this closely as well, although I haven’t had time to mention it on the old blog. The noose is tightening over the neck of the Taliban. The surge is working. For now.

  2. Jeffon 15 Feb 2010 at 11:01 am

    “Thugs and monsters” indeed. And three cheers (and prayer for safety) for our brave soldiers fighting to give Afghanistan a chance at a normal country.

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