Wednesday, May 20, 2009
What's wrong with this picture?
The caption under this picture in the Guardian's 24 hours in pictures reads, "Sanjaray, Afghanistan: A Canadian soldier advances in a wheat field during a special operation in Kandahar province." Canadians belong in wheat fields, I'll give you that, but they shouldn't be advancing through Afghan fields with their guns drawn.
I can imagine how I would feel about a caption which read, "Wanuskewin, Canada: An Afghan soldier advances in a wheat field during a special operation in the province of Saskatchewan." Why is it so impossible for Canadians to get this point?
118 dead Canadian soldiers doesn't seem to sufficiently resonate for the rest to be called home. How many will it take? Support our troops, Mr. Harper; bring them home.
Wheat fields without weapons, Wanuskewin, Saskatchewan, Canada