August 29, 2007

We Will Remember Him

In honour of our fallen CanadiansThey shall grow not old, as we who are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning
We will remember them

In memory of our fallen Canadian:

Pte. Simon Longtin -- Afghanistan August 19, 2007

Always Caring -- Always Canadian -- Never Defeated

Support Our Troops -- Wear Red on Fridays

August 6, 2007

O’Connor Heading for the Door?

Posted at: Out of the Shadows
Rumour has it that Gordon O’Connor, the lameduck Canadian Defence Minister is due to be shuffled out the door. That move is long overdue. How the guy made it to Brigadier-General during his days in the military is beyond me. Although, I suspect that his biggest gaffe as Minister of Defence is that he forgets he doesn’t command the troops and has failed to consult with the Chief of Defence General Rick Hillier. He likely needs to remember that ego doesn’t a minister make. post

August 3, 2007

Controversy Over Doc’s Article

Posted at: Out of the Shadows
The July/August edition of Mother Jones, an independent publication, carried a piece by Dr. Kevin Patterson entitled "Talk to Me Like My Father: Frontline Medicine in Afghanistan". It is a 7,000 word piece about the time he spent serving in the base hospital in Kandahar, a Canadian civilian doctor on contract to the military. post