The majority of Canadians want Canada out of Afghanistan

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mmphosis
The majority of Canadians want Canada out of Afghanistan
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A_J

How does a link to a Google search (the first result being this thread) qualify as a thread topic?

NDPP

Kabul Blast

https://youtu.be/V5BimIBTYy8

"At least 90 killed, 400 wounded in explosion in Afghan capital's embassy district."

Geoff

It didn't work in Iraq, it didn't work in Afghanistan (the first time), it didn't work in Libya, and it's not working in Syria. Just say no to dropping bombs on other countries.

Mr. Magoo Mr. Magoo's picture

Evidently, Canada has been out of Afghanistan since 2014.  So it's kind of amusing that this thread could be revitalized after seven years.

Unionist

Mr. Magoo wrote:

Evidently, Canada has been out of Afghanistan since 2014.  So it's kind of amusing that this thread could be revitalized after seven years.

It's possible you didn't get it, Magoo. I saw the revival of this thread as a confirmation that the majority of Canadians got it right. Rather than slaughtering Afghanis and seeing Canadians slaughtered to prop up a puppet government of the U.S. and NATO, Canada should have been gone many years ago - never gone in, in fact. Today's events in Afghanistan demonstrate again that Canada's imperial intervention was a murderous waste of time and energy. Perhaps future governments will heed the voice of the people and respect the sovereignty of people in other countries. At least, we should mobilize and be vigilant against future interventions.

Pondering

The problem is that what the majority of Canadians want doesn't matter unless they get to vote on the issue which they don't which is part of the reason people don't pay much attention to politics.  When 2019 rolls around they will again be presented with three party leaders and they will again vote for whichever leader they think is most plausible on the economy and administering the country.

Harper kept winning even when the economy was tanking because everyone blamed the global financial collapse and said Canada was fabulously stable in comparison.  Now the headlines are trumpeting that we are tripling US growth and more people have jobs than ever. Trudeau is getting praised by the world for being "progressive" on world trade. After all, if Trump is against it it must be good.

So sure the majority of Canadians want us out of Afghanistan but unless that opinion can be translated into political action it's meaningless.