Prime Minister Stephen Harper has a great deal of explaining to do.
First we're 'only' in Afghanistan to ensure a better way of life for Afghans; many may buy into that crap, but Canada's forces are there as participants in the USA's Operation Enduring Freedom, no if's and's or but's about it; and this despite Canada never having issued a mandate from the people.
Now after hearing the good news of the rescue of 2 Canadians & 1 British hostage that CANADIAN TROOPS ARE IN IRAQ.
”CTV News has learned that Canada's elite Joint-Task Force 2 was involved in the rescue in western Baghdad.
"We're told that Canadian special forces and British special forces played a very key role," CTV's Robert Fife told Newsnet.
The Defence Department refuses to confirm Canadian military involvement in the operation.
British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, speaking in London, said the Mounties were also involved in the rescue, but an RCMP spokesman would not confirm that.
Only three hours passed from the time rescuers learned the exact whereabouts of the hostages and when the raid took place, he said.”
Now I'm glad those folks are safe, but it does not excuse the Canadian Government deceiving its citizens and spending their tax dollars wantonly and without discourse or disclosure.
I'd like to know:
2. SINCE WHEN?
3. WHAT ARE THEY DOING?
4. HOW LONG WILL THEY STAY?
5. WHY DIDN'T YOU DEBATE THIS IN THE HOUSE?
6. WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL CANADIAN CITIZENS?