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Thursday, January 31, 2008
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via the BBC: Canada PM issues Afghan ultimatum

Canada has told US President George W Bush that it will withdraw its troops from Afghanistan next year unless Nato deploys more soldiers there.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is demanding that a further 1,000 Nato troops be sent to Kandahar province where Canada’s 2,500 troops are based.

Canada’s current mission in Afghanistan is set to expire in February 2009.

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4 Comments »

  1. People say that they hate France, but I hate Canada most of all.. Why can’t these worthless Socialist wimps send more than 2,500 troops to Afghanistan without whining that NATO needs to send more?? How about YOU send more?? We have 40,000 troops there and 160,000 in Iraq. Not to mention protection forces in South Korea, Japan and a lot of other nations.

    Keep on this track Canada and you may find 90% of your population within 100 miles of a very hostile superpower.

    Canadians are no longer welcome in the USA.

    Comment by Flag Waving American — Thursday, January 31, 2008 @ 11:29 am

  2. Because the Canadian military is underfunded, undersupported, and undermanned.

    Honestly, even the little amount of support that PM Harper is giving might cost him the next election.

    Comment by Paul Barnes — Thursday, January 31, 2008 @ 2:49 pm

  3. Canada’s population exceeds just over 33 million people which by the way that is the population of the state of California.

    The Canadian military is small and underfunded (just like our population) and we don’t have the resources to place 40,000+ troops in the Middle East like America. Plus the Canadian military is needed for Pease Keeping missions in other parts of the world.

    I think those who unjulstly “knock” Canada and our decisions regarding fighting in the Middle East should take a lesson in “Canadian Studies” so you can actually understand what the hell you are talking about.

    BTW: I travel to the US quite a bit and I have encountered nothing but a warm reception by Amerians. So There!!!

    Comment by Proud Canuck!!!! — Thursday, January 31, 2008 @ 6:25 pm

  4. What ignorant comments from “Flag-Waving American”.

    Canada is serving in the most dangerous part of the country alongside US and British troops while her NATO allies cower in the safer northern regions because their political leaders can’t stand the political head that would be generated by flag-draped caskets coming home.

    Canada has lost 75 soldiers and one diplomat fighting side-by-side with Americans.

    Canada is the US’ **single largest foreign supplier*** of oil. Not Saudi Arabia. Canada. Perhaps you missed that fact in American Economics class while busy waving your flag.

    Nevertheless, never let the facts stand in the way of a good, ignorant, xenophobic rant in which you proudly proclaim your ‘hate’ of an entire country.

    Canadians are more than welcome here. With the Canadian dollar recently at $1.10USD, they injected millions into our stalled economy through cross-border shopping. Stop embarrassing your fellow Americans with your xenophobic ignorance of the facts.

    Comment by S. Curtis — Friday, February 1, 2008 @ 10:34 am

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