Foot In Mouth

Ladies and gentlemen, a prime example of oxymoron is :


Kandahar Gov. Asadullah Khalid and Brig.-Gen. David Fraser, the Canadian and NATO commander in southern Afghanistan, gathered in the garden of the governor’s residence to declare victory in Panjwaii after a two-week offensive.

And then there is this :

Suicide bombers have struck in three different parts of Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people, officials say.

The first bomb targeted Nato troops in Kandahar province. Four Canadian troops were killed and about 25 civilians – many of them children – injured.

Later in the capital, Kabul, a man in a car blew himself up as policemen approached, killing three.

In Herat, in western Afghanistan, a third bomber on a motorcycle killed at least 10 people and injured 18.

What I fail to understand is why are the Canadian officials taking the “spin” lessons from the Americans. “let’s declare victory even though there is none”.

Another “Mission Accomplished” moment but this time it’s from Canadian.

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