Sunday, August 13, 2006

Criticisms of Harpers absence from the AIDS conference, put into perspective by Uncommon Truths

A level-headed and intelligent essay that I think is a must read. Dante's a smart fella.
Testing my new RSS feed,

Be damned if I know what I'm doing, but at least I'm havin' fun!

God bless Angela Reid. Her son was killed in action by a Taliban roadside bomb, an awful end to a brave mans life. But Angela is no Sheehan, She's infinately better than that.

"Their hearts have been deadened, their minds and thoughts twisted, their vision clouded and their hearing deafened," Angela Reid told about 300 mourners at the funeral for her son, Cpl. Christopher Reid, in Truro, N.S.

She then urged the people of Afghanistan to work with the NATO-led coalition forces, prompting a standing ovation from the gathering.

"I make this simple request to the Afghan people: Reach out and grab on to the help we offer to you in good faith. Together, and only together, can we succeed," she said.

"To one and all, I have this request. Please support our troops, they need you standing behind them."

Cpl. Reid, 34, a member of the Edmonton-based 1st Battalion of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, was killed by a roadside bomb near Kandahar on Aug. 3, weeks before he was scheduled to return home.


My heartfelt condolances for your loss, Angela. He was a good man, raised by a truly good person.