Lt.General Rick Hillier.
Lt. General Rick Hillier, has been appointed the new Chief of the Defense Staff in Canada.
He is an excellent choice for the job; his operational experience is extensive. He has had an extraordinary military career, which has spanned more than 30 years, serving throughout Canada, in Europe and in the U.S. Last year, he led over 6000 troops from 35 countries as the Commander of NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
He also has the rare distinction of having served as Deputy Commanding Officer of the U.S. Army's Third Armored Corps in Fort Hood, Texas.
He has a vision for our Canadian forces and how they can meet the threats of the modern world; an intelligent, confident, soldiers soldier who garners the respect of both American and Canadian soldiers who love to be around him.What I love about him is that he is a no nonsense straight shooter! He upset liberal candy ass Canadians ( like MP Carolyn Parrish) when he warned that Canadian soldiers would come home in body bags and called the terrorists "detestable murderers and scumbags".
Liberals here in Canada-just like left wing liberals in America-feel that calling terrorists exactly what they are is "offensive"and these liberals, for whom that wingnut Carolyn Parrish speaks for, believe we should find a less testosterone filled way to deal with these murderous scumbags whom they call "victims".
"The war on terror is indeed complex," wrote Parrish. "A great deal of it must be directed at root causes rather than testosterone-filled threats of murder and mayhem. Let the Canadian public know General Hillier does not speak for our government. Build confidence in our ability to cope with the terrorist threats in a calm, reasonable and confident way".
Let Carolyn Parrish know that Lt Gen.Hillier DOES speak for millions of us - unlike that nasty offensive mean spirited boor Carolyn Parrish. This bitch made headlines when on the brink of war she insulted Americans by saying "I hate those bastards" resulting in the US Ambassador to Canada sharing America's sense of betrayal by Canada. I won't go into other vile remarks this twisted demented woman has spewed, but you can read more here.
She is as demented and delusional as Osama Bin Laden-he thinks everyone must live under his theocracy or be killed-and she thinks he and his merry band of mass murderering scumbags just need some tender loving care from a good psychologist and all will be well.
Yes Carolyn, let's provide psychological therapy for these terrorists who kill women and children in the name of some misguided form of jihad and let's embrace them gently in the hopes that we can lovingly inspire them to cease their heineous activities. You are a fucking wingnut!
I can't wait until you are removed from office in the next election!!
Considering how Carolyn Parrish threatened to beat up the Board of Education Chair, is it any wonder she feels sympathy towards terrorists who murder innocent people? Only a monster believes you can reason with another monster.
While Carolyn Parrish and other liberal socialist Canadians live in utopian bubble in some alernate reality, Lt.General Hillier offers up a more realistic assessment and alternative:
"It's simply a matter of understanding the situation. Canada's involvement in Afghanistan, he argues, is not only in Canada's interest but also true to its values. "What we had was a failed state, torn apart by some 20-plus years of brutal warfare, more than two million people had died, six to seven million had been ejected from their homes and were living in states of desperation that was absolutely unbelievable. It goes against Canadian values not to help a population that are simply men, women and children who want to live a normal life, who want to hope that tomorrow and next week and next month is a little bit better. So from our values, were we going to help a population of 28 to 30 million that was desperately in need? I believe that's one of the reasons we need to be there.You can read more about him in Legion Magazine.
"From the point of view of (Canadian) interest, Afghanistan, as a failed state, provided a fertile garden for the growth of extreme societies that persecuted women, men and children, and that directly provided the safe haven, shelter, training ground, recruiting ground, for terrorist organizations--murderers--to project their violence around the world."
"We're a part of a great international effort, to give the Afghan population an opportunity to go from brutalization through some stability, development of a constitution and government, and then development of the institutions and development of a life, if you will, and by doing that, stabilize that country. That's got to be directly beneficial to Canada....We're not there to occupy, we're not there to build an empire, we're not there to do anything but help somebody who desperately needs help."
When two Canadian soldiers were killed in Kabul , in 2003, after their Jeep hit a landmine, he personally attended to the funeral arrangements for the two men and delivered this heartfelt eulogy:
It is the soldier, not the journalist, who guarantees freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the politician, who guarantees our democracy.
It is the soldier, not the diplomat that becomes a tangible expression of a nation's willingness to extend its values and its ideals worldwide.
And is the soldier whose flag drapped coffin vividly demonstrates the ultimate cost of representing our beliefs in difficult and dangerous places.
People who volunteer to become soldiers and take on those daunting challenges, represent the very best citizens our country has to offer.