Saturday, June 16, 2007

Germans want their troops out too

The Angus Reid website reports on a recent poll of German voters which finds that 54% of Germans want their troops withdrawn from Afghanistan. There as part of the NATO/ISAF force, the German contingent is quite large - some 3000 soldiers.

Especially significant for Canada is the fact that the German troops are deployed in the north of Afghanistan - far from the lawless and violent south where Canadian troops are. Many Canadians who oppose our mission in Afghanistan advocate for a redeployment of Canadian Forces to the north of the country - something that Germans would evidently caution against.

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