My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Canada must not abandon Afghanistan...

Terry Glavin has an important piece at his blog today on Liberalism, Afghanistan, Post-Modernisn, and the Conservatives. As usual, I agree with Terry on most things (although I don't believe that Geert Wilders had much to do with the Dutch withdrawing from Afghanistan.

I am flattered that Terry linked to me as a 'decent conservative'. Yes, there are some of us around.

But, Terry's point about the Conservative Party and the lack of a debate on Afghanistan is certainly true, and embarrassing. Conservatives should be leading on this issue - keeping Afghanistan free from the Taliban should be a priority for the whole western world. Canada has so much to offer - help in mining resources, help in training the police and military, and help to all NATO countries in showing how to fight a war, etc.

You know, it was great seeing Canada do so well at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. But, that's all fluff compared to being a leader in the world - and why not make Afghanistan the focus of our expertise?

Stephen Harper - it's time. Time to show some leadership in Afghanistan. Our troops died for something - Canadians know it, Afghans know it. So, please make a speech, and show the same backbone you show in defending Israel to defend Afghanistan.


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