Cus­tody for in­sur­gents an Afghan prob­lem

Cape Breton Post - - COMMENT -

I have to agree with Bruce Kennedy’s let­ter (Lib­eral-De­signed Gun Reg­istry Would Fix Afghanistan for Sure, Week­end Feed­back, Jan. 23). The last thing Canada needs is a prison for Tal­iban, in­sur­gents, or who­ever is try­ing to kill Cana­dian troops and some­times suc­ceed­ing.

It is a civil­ian po­lit­i­cal de­ci­sion made in Ottawa where pris­on­ers go. Canada has Cor­rec­tions Canada peo­ple on the ground there. I don’t want my tax dol­lars spent hous­ing, cloth­ing and fund­ing ter­ror­ists. It is an Afghan prob­lem to jail ter­ror­ists who think noth­ing of killing in­no­cent women and chil­dren.

In the Cana­dian Forces, it’s drilled into you to be flex­i­ble; things can change in a minute. Our Cana­dian Forces peo­ple are fight­ing a war and do­ing hu­man­i­tar­ian work at the same time.

God bless our troops and the peo­ple of Haiti. Earl Rae Do­min­ion

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