Sunday, July 26, 2009

"Canada should be proud of role in Afghanistan: ambassador"

"Ron Hoffmann, at left with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, tells the Globe's Omar El Akkad that despite a worsening security situation, there has been progress made by Canadian soldiers."

And I've got some AIG bank shares for Ron....

"The period of great wars is over. Science has put in the hands of children extraordinary means of death. The greatest error the United States is currently making is to think that international military operations can stop a seventeen-year-old child from acting. The focus should be placed instead on alleviating the pain in the most sensitive regions of the world, beginning with Jerusalem."

Germaine Tillion
Anthropologist, leader of the French Resistance, survivor of Ravensbrück conentration camp.