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Monday, September 27, 2004

The blind leading the blind

The Globe and Mail has the funniest headline I've seen in a while: "Canada offers to train African troops."

Posted by Paul Tuns on September 27, 2004 in International Affairs | Permalink


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Oh great. Maybe we can also announce a literacy program to help them by allowing them to read other points of view so that in another fifty years or so, Darfur might be a more tolerant society.

Or how about an offer to donate some buldozers to plow some mass graves for the victims of Moslem/arab on black genocide so they are not left rotting to cause disease for those who are still lucky enough to be alive.

Posted by: bluebird | 2004-09-27 8:05:36 PM

I disagree with your point of view, Paul. The Canadian Forces are fully capable of providing training for a mission like this. Certainly any African force would have much to gain from training led by the Canadian Forces.

Our forces lack numbers and equipment, but certainly not skills or abilities.

Posted by: Kevin Jaeger | 2004-09-27 8:20:20 PM

Hate to pile on, Paul, but unless I missed an abject apology, I think you're still on real thin ice commenting that anything in current events is "funny".

Signed, a solar car project supporter.

Posted by: Matt Fenwick | 2004-09-27 11:00:40 PM

I'm with Kevin here. I've worked with Canadian Soldiery and they are fine troops, and are far better prepared to train African troops for this mission - I dare say more so than US Special Forces people are.

And I say that as a retired US soldier and drum-beating fan of my Army!

Posted by: John of Argghhh! | 2004-09-29 6:25:34 AM

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