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war-memorialHow could the death of a 23-year old soldier serve as inspiration to others serving in Afghanistan? Grief-stricken, the young man’s brother spoke at the funeral, saying that “… somebody has to make this world a better place, and [now] my brother’s not here to do it. … This is Canada, and he did it for us, and he did it for the whole world.” 

Tell me, please: how does going to war–especially one which most Canadians, including the majority of members of Parliament, disapprove of–hold the potential for making the world a better place? No-one can appreciate the loss of a brother killed in action, but does that justify the continuing presence of troops on foreign soil? Won’t it lead to further losses of civilian and military lives?

source: CBC News

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