Dr. Roy has a great link to Rick Hillier, talking to regular Canadians.
What is a peacekeeper? Someone who makes, and keeps the peace. So, how are we not peacekeepers? The problem some people have is with the making of a place peaceful, because it means shooting to kill the bad guys. Yet, they say nothing about the bad guys beheading 15 year old boys for having some American money on him. Or killing women who dare to teach girls. Not a peep when a woman who is raped gets sentenced to 200 lashes. I don't understand this thinking, either we are there to help Afghanistan's, or not.
I was particularity disgusted with Oxfam, they were out in force at Bali, in their polar bear suits protesting global warming, where are they in Afghanistan? Too many non-profit groups give themselves the money first, the dictators second, and way down the list, the people who actually need it, might get something thrown at them. This Christmas, I'm not giving Oxfam a dime, if they can afford to fly to Bali and party, they don't need my money, I will give it to another charity that is actually helping people, not lobbying governments so they can keep their overblown salaries. WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is also on my bad list, they are more political than helpful.
Are Canadians peacekeepers, yes, but in order to be peacekeepers, we must be peace makers first. As for General Hillier and the PM, I bet the PM supports Hillier 100%. PM Harper does not suffer fools easily, and General Hillier is no fool. They appear to be two peas in a pod. Did Dion stop off in Afghanistan on his way home from Bali? NO? Guess the beaches there are not as appealing as in Bali.