Failure In Afghanistan Lies At The Feet Of Politicians Not Soldiers

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The Advocate-Equalizer

Designating the mission a failure diminishes the sacrifices Canadians made.

In response to Scott Gilmore’s Dec.11, 2019 MacLean’s Magazine Op/Ed

It really comes as no surprise to me that Canada’s military expedition into Afghanistan is being labeled as an abject failure in our press, and for a couple of reasons. First, it’s what is being said in nations around the world. Every country that has sent troops into Afghanistan over the past 18 or so years is calling it a failure, it isn’t just here in Canada.

The second reason has more to do with the way the public percieves things. Joe Average sees it as a waste of time and money, billions were spent and things really aren’t that much different than they were 20 years ago. “What did our troops accomplish in Afghanistan?” is generally the guage by which people will judge the success of this mission, and…

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