Dear old Warren appears to have spent too much time lying with dogs as he appears to have picked up some unwanted travelers in the form of some very sloppy thinking. He is aghast at Trudeau’s sensible attempt to address the issue of Canada’s involvement in Iraq against the ISIS nutjobs, and asks
Everyone can see the problems here, I think. There are two that jumped out at me. One: is Trudeau already saying – while we have men and women over there on the battlefield, risking their lives – we are going to lose the fight? Two: is he saying that we should only ever fight when we know we can win?
In answer to question 1. Well given our work in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya and the states of peace, good order and democracy we left there after we bolted, I’d go with: it’ll probably be no different. If you classify what happened in those three areas as a victory then we will win here too. If you are a rational human being who is honest, then I think you will admit that we will leave a clusterfuck, just like we’ve done in the past.
So the short answer Warren is – no we won’t win and I reckon we will just create the foundations for the next bunch of extremist loons in the form of a fertile breeding ground and lots of abandoned state of the art weaponry. Just as happened after the last time the mission was accomplished, and the time before that.
In answer to question2. You’re damn right that you don’t start a fight that you have no reasonable expectation of winning and we do it all the time. Who do we take to the ICC and try for war crimes – China, the USA, Russia? Nope, we don’t. We try those who have no choice but to turn over those we indict, because they are powerless to do otherwise. Who do we attack for their terrible record on human rights? China, Russia etc. Nope we attack others for much the same reason. As for the big abusive guys, the real abusers? Hell we do business with them and give sweetheart deals in the form of free trade agreements to them too. The only fights you enter into that you may have no expectation of winning, are those where someone attacked you first. Guess why they attacked you Warren? Because they thought that they had a reasonable chance of winning.
Seriously, it appears that hanging around the dim-bulbs at the Sun has done you no favours at all sir.
Trudeau amazingly answered the questions pretty correctly, which isn’t bad considering who he is and where he comes from. He shows himself to be a little more astute than a so-called war room genius on this topic.