Monday, September 28, 2009

Where Roadkill Meets the Road

So General Vance is upset that our "model village" - or possibly our Potemkin Village - didn't follow the script.

"A trip by Canada's top soldier in Afghanistan to the model community where troops are implementing a long-term security strategy turned into a lesson on the limits of Canadian tolerance."

Or, it turned into a lesson in reality for Canadian fantasists, much as the Tet Offensive of 1968 turned into a lesson in reality for American fantasists.

You know, there's really no future in saving people from themselves. There is, however, a future in being honest with our troops.