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Canadian Defence Minister says Afghan mission all about retribution

Afghan mission all about retribution, crowd told

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Its all about retribution for 9/11, says Canadian Defence Minister O’Connor?!

“What it means is, if our country is attacked, we are not going to stand blandly by and not do anything about it”, O’Conner said.

This uber-hawkish utterance could’ve come straight from the American White House. It clearly portrays a Canadian government out of sync with what it means to be Canadian. Pursuing justice without resorting to “might makes right policies” is not “standing blandly by.” The empire to the south may believe in wreaking vengeance, but it is not the Canadian way. Sounds like Harper’s Defence Minister has been choking down too much American policy in his North American integration sessions.