Sunday, April 30, 2006

A little appreciation goes a long, long way

Babble on.

Much as we don't set policy or launch operations just to get noticed, it's kind of nice when someone does:

On April 22, 2006 four Canadian soldiers were killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb. Respects and heartfelt sadness go to the families of those heroes who stand alongside the U.S. in the Long War half a world away. While we focus on the war in Iraq, the fighting continues in Afghanistan where side-by-side the U.S. and one of its most loyal allies, Canada, engage the re-emergence of the Taliban.

Canada is like a close uncle who constantly argues, badgers, and complains about what you are doing, but when help is truly needed, you can't keep him away: he's right there alongside you. We have a unique relationship with Canada. We have different political positions on many issues, but our unique friendship has weathered world wars, global crises, and the ever-so-often neighborhood disagreement.

If a little shot of 'attaboy' would do you some good, do yourself a favour and read the rest of it.

Thanks to Mark at The Torch for the tip.

Babble off.


At 10:09 p.m., Blogger hunter said...

That blog really makes our relationship with the US more real. It's easy to be anti-american, not so easy or politically correct when lives are on the line. When will Canadians wake up to the fact that the US makes us better, and that they are like us in more ways than if we were living next to Iraq.

At 10:23 p.m., Blogger Awareness said...

I hope this is an indicator of better times ahead with respect to this country's relationship with our neighbour and visa versa. Sometimes controversy and conflictual discourse can be a good thing if it leads to a shift in perception.
This is truly needed on both sides of the border..........thanks for sharing this. it's a hopeful sign.
Now.........we must do the same......


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