Managing Violence

My blood started to boil this morning as I listened to CBC’s World Report. There was a story about Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Rick Hillier. He was talking about how Afghanistan has drawn his troops out of complacency and made the Canadian military remember its roots as a force of war. A FORCE OF WAR?! What happened to us being a force of peace?

Hillier’s words for describing Canada’s current role in Afghanistan are, “We manage violence on behalf of the Government of Canada.” I guess that’s code for the fact that we’re over there killing and being killed.

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