Originally Posted by Someguy again
harper's "rebuttal" is ridiculous. absolutely ridiculous. parties change their names, but the people change and so do the attitudes.
cute. just because harper feels entitled to help young afghan girls means we have to keep our troops in a country where the majority clearly does not want us and using military force is just making it worse.
if harper is so noble, why is the gap between the poor and the rich increasing? why is he so delighted to find out that the north pole is melting so that he can drill oil north to benefit canada?why are the programs that support the underprivileged throughout canada being cut to overpay the supervisors that inspect these programs, when they clearly don't do jack shit but make "adjustments" for "improvement"
on the contrary, the freedom of the afghan people has significantly increased since the Taliban left, and has been incrementally increasing ever since. The problem with that state is extreme poverty, and a lack of any sort of plan to fix it. They don't have resources to sell, they don't have things which interest foreign investment, and tourism doesn't work in a war wasteland.
oh and btw, I am massively anti harper, and anti conservative, and I agree with pretty much everything you said in your second paragraph.