Gruending takes on the Gov., the Libs and, most importantly, the press:
The Liberal-Conservative elite accommodation extends to Canada’s corporate media as well, even though polls have shown that an overwhelming number of Canadians want the Afghan mission ended. In October, The Globe and Mail carried a series of articles regarding the future of Canada’s armed forces. The Globe admitted that the series was meant to oppose a strong public mood in favour of pulling back from overseas military interventions. The Afghan war, the paper conceded, has not gone well. But the newspaper believes that the war has been a testing ground creating a battle hardened Canadian military which can now use its muscle elsewhere.
The Globe op-ed, here, really is quite appalling: we've got a war machine, lets take it on the road.
And another good bit:
The common argument is that Canada cannot leave now because the job is not done. The same people may well be making the same argument in 2014.