Anglican Samizdat

September 22, 2009

Why we will probably lose in Afghanistan

Filed under: Politics — David Jenkins @ 7:30 pm

Tarek Fatah is a liberal, but in spite of that he occasionally says something that almost makes sense:

There were times when the West faced tyrants with vigour and bravery, ready to sacrifice its sons so that freedom and equality would not be compromised. Tens of thousands of young Canadian men died fighting the Nazis and their parents and citizenry held back their tears. Today, only 130 men have died, but Canadians are reacting as if it were 130,000. A people unwilling to make sacrifices do not deserve to fight wars, let alone win them.

Or, to put it another way:


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