Friday, February 15, 2008

"When the foreigners leave us alone...."

In Scott Taylor’s review of the book “Where War Lives” (Globe and Mail, 1 September, 2007), the author Paul Watson is quoted:

“Whenever I asked ordinary Afghans if they thought they'd live long enough to see an end to war, invariably they answered, `When the foreigners leave us alone, we will have peace.' ''

In today’s Globe and Mail, Stephane Dion says:

“We are in agreement that we cannot abandon the people of Afghanistan, as there remains much to do to ensure that the stability and governance institutions are in place to allow Afghans themselves to resolve their differences.”

I can’t help but notice that Paul Watson wasn’t invited to be on the Manley committee, and that the Liberals don't any better information than Manley.