Tuesday, September 08, 2009

You Sir Are Scum!

First of all, my deepest sympathy to the families of Maj. Yannick Pepin and Cpl. Jean-Francois Drouin. Something I noticed that retired Colonel Michel Drapeau did not think to do, express sympathy for his fellow military members. What did he do? He disparaged our troops.

I grew up in an army town, so anyone who disparages our troops in anyway gets nothing but scorn from me. So, retired Colonel Michel Drapeau, you sir are scum!

Retired colonel Michel Drapeau, now a military analyst, says news of the latest Canadian casualties will cause soldiers, their families and the general public to question the goal of the mission.

"These losses, in particular of a senior officer, will have a devastating impact upon the morale not only of the soldiers serving in Afghanistan but the military families all across Canada," Drapeau said Tuesday on CTV's Canada AM. "It brings the point home that at the moment we are certainly not winning and at the moment we need to do something to regain the initiative."


I want a match up between Drapeau and Hillier. They are both retired so it should be a fair match. If I was a bookie, the odds would be overwhelmingly in favour of Hillier. Why doesn't CTV interview one of the most popular military people ever, Hillier? Nope, they drag out a guy who retired in the 90's! It's probably because they know that Hillier would never, ever, state that the loss of our soldiers would have a "devastating impact upon the morale" of anyone.

Drapeau says that while heavy-handed tactics may send civilians into the arms of the Taliban, the alternative puts soldiers, including Canadians, at risk.


Heavy-handed tactics? How about your slimy non-support of our troops, Drapeau? How about your intent to demoralize our troops and their families. I'm not the only one who thinks that, from the comments:

SK Veterans' Father
The deaths of these fine soldiers proves nothing of the sort...we are already winning because a fledgling democracy has been established that now needs nurturing...statements like Drapeau's only provide succour to the Taliban and put my son's safety further at risk...please shut up sir and support your military!


Rich
YAY another knee jerk reactionary story about how we are losing the war. It will give me a warm and fuzzy knowing this when I myself go over there next week.(too bad you are not coming with me you could tell me what I am doing wrong and let me know that my actions are all done in futility)

Thanks for that Mr Drapeau. How can I take you seriously if you make statements such as "These losses, in particular of a senior officer, will have a devastating impact upon the morale not only of the soldiers serving in Afghanistan but the military families all across Canada,"

Rank has no meaning when you have to come home in a casket. All deaths are equally as hard no matter what the rank, gender or stature of the person is.
I can tell that you are very much an officer and that attitude shows.

In this fast food culture of instant gratification please realise that there are no instant results. Support our troops and their efforts. Even when the press informs you its bad.



buddy
Col Drapeau is a retired officer, who has had no battlefield experience in his career and spent most of his time at a desk worrying about supply issues in order to save money...What little he seems to know about operations comes from discussing it with other retired senior officers, most of whom have been in the same technocratic structure of the past. His comments should be taken as the windy howls of a wanna be soldier and do not reflect the leadership and dedication of all members of the CF. Old style officers of his ilk should gently fade away and grow vegetables in their garden and leave soldiering to the current leadership.


Read more at the link provided, funny how the comments have been closed and they did not allow any thumbs up/down on the article.

I have so much respect for our soldiers that when I see a supposed soldier, actively try to demoralize our troops, all I can think of is the scum that sits on top of the bathtub water after a long weekend of camping. You need to pull the plug, but then you have to scrub that scum off of the sides of the tub.

You sir are that scum.

6 comments:

Bert said...

Yes. He is scum in every sense of the word. Seeing as how this is a family viewed site, I'll stop commenting now.

cantuc said...

Every time I hear Drapeau speak , i get an image of him leading a charge , up a 2 foot hill to clean an outhouse .

East of Eden said...

To be honest - I do not support our presence in Afghanistan. I support our troops because they have no choice but to go where ordered but I do not support our presence. Unless there is a threat to our nation, I believe that our military should be here, at home, taking care of our country and providing a protective presence.

I listened to Hillier speak once and my eyes were opened - actual combat is not the main responsibility or function of our military - I was amazed at how much our military does that is not combat related.

Kunoichi said...

"These losses, in particular of a senior officer, will have a devastating impact upon the morale not only of the soldiers serving in Afghanistan but the military families all across Canada," Drapeau said Tuesday on CTV's Canada AM. "It brings the point home that at the moment we are certainly not winning and at the moment we need to do something to regain the initiative."

No, what is having a devastating impact on our soldiers is idiots like this, who speak from imagined authority, essentially saying that those deaths were for naught, because we're not "winning."

I don't think they even understand what we're actually there for.

hunter said...

Kunoichi, excellent post. I agree 100%.

maryT said...

Is there any coverage of the Highway of Heros anymore. I am sure there are still people come out to pay their respect.