Friday, July 30, 2010

Deadliest Afghanistan

Last month was the deadliest month in Afghanistan for western forces, but we might be out of there in 2011.

This month was the deadliest month in Afghanistan for western forces, but we might be out of there in 2011.

Next month will be the deadliest month in Afghanistan for western forces, but we might be out of there in 2011.

We're still sending our troops to die for no reason, but we might be out of there in 2011.

9 comments:

Eugene Forsey Liberal said...

Very well said.

Tomm said...

A powerful point to be sure.

But don't you think it is a tad shallow?

Is your point that we should never leave?

or ...that we keep it a secret and not tell anyone when we intend to leave?

or that we should have already left?

Please advise. Inquiring minds would like a little more depth here.

thescottross.blogspot.com said...

Tomm in regards to the post being shallow, I admit the post does reflect the reader.

For instance a shallow reader may think reoccurring deadliest months are a good thing and I must have meant Canadian forces should start moving there with their wives and kids, after all why should our soldiers enjoy dying in IEDs alone?

Or for another instance, a shallow individual may quite logically deduct I meant Canadian forces should leave Afghanistan in a giant wooden horse only at half past midnight because that will guarantee the Taliban are all suicide bombing sheep in their dreams.

So yes Tomm I agree the post is shallow, but only when YOU read it.

Tomm said...

Curious how you didn't even try to answer my question. I guess that is an answer in itself.

Just being rhetorical and sarcastic is not that meaningful in and of itself. It has to be built on a foundation of ideas, concepts, or opinions.

Dare I ask again? What was your meaning?

Fred from BC said...

thescottross.blogspot.com said...

Tomm in regards to the post being shallow, I admit the post does reflect the reader.


A pretty amusing statement, coming from someone who claims we are "sending our troops to die for no reason". Really, Scott? Try that one face-to-face with a member of our armed forces. Go back to your coloring books and glitter if that's your view of the world, and leave reality to those of us who are emotionally and intellectually equipped to handle it.

thescottross.blogspot.com said...

Fred, you're right buddy, criticizing the government necessarily means your criticizing the troops.

I guess I'll just leave reality and join the Conservative Party.

Tomm said...

I tried to engage with you in an intelligent argument and just got rebuffed. I was actually a little surprised as I was expecting that in addition to being non-responsive, you wouldn't have printed by comment. I appreciate the latter. If you have a position on the issue that caused your original post, I would still like to hear it.

thescottross.blogspot.com said...

Tomm, you're just too reasonable of a man for me to argue with.

Clearly you are calm and rational by your thinking that I held the position that we should never leave Afghanistan or if we do, it should be a secret.

I believe most Afghan war scientists agree with you and believe that's a reasonable conclusion to draw from my post.

You are just too logical Tomm, you can make connections that baffle the mind. I didn't even know leaving Afghanistan necessitated doing it in secret, jeez I am so embarassed.

Tomm, you win. I can't beat you, especially since I say things I didn't even know I said.

Tomm said...

You are one strange guy.

I guess I have to assume what it was you were originally stating.

Do you think we should never have gone to Afghanistan in the first place? It isn't an unreasonable position, you just didn't explain it.

If so, what are your thoughts on Canada's military... our role in international affairs, expecially NATO... and if you could give me some speculative example where our intervening militarily would be supported by you?

I look forward to your thoughts.