Monday, June 16, 2008

War is stupid

From the Globe and Mail:

'War is stupid. Everybody knows that'
by Jessica Leeder

June 10 - For the first time since troops entered Afghanistan, a parent of a Canadian soldier killed in the war has spoken out against the mission, criticizing politicians for engaging in the battle.

"War is stupid. Everybody knows that. Everybody knows that. Well, no they don't. The politicians don't know that," David Snyder, told CTV in Penticton, B.C., hours after learning his youngest son, Captain Jonathan Snyder, died Saturday night in Kandahar province after falling down a deep well during a night patrol.

With his comments, Mr. Snyder broke ranks with the families of seven dozen other Canadian soldiers who have died in Afghanistan. None of the other family members have declared opposition to the war; many say that doing so would demean the soldiers' deaths... (link)

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