hey it's got to be done...we're already there and honestly if you take a look at Canada's involvement in the Middle East over the past decade, you
can see that we've been in there like a dirty shirt for some time.
In total over $15 Billion dollars have been promised and allotted to the Military over a five year plan. Another 15 Billion is slated for equipment,
vehicle and weapons upgrades as well as for training and recruitment.
We're not walking out of Afghanistan...be reasonable. Walk away from a multi-billion dollars worth of investments???
Canada has been trading education, engineering, humanitarian relief, business services, cultural exchanges...you name it...for years in the Middle
Do yah really think that our 32 million tax payers are the sole sponsors of Canada's military???
Recommended reading for anyone with interest:
Personal Tax Measures
Military and Crime Budget
Canada's Surplus and Debt
Canada's Military in Depth
The State of the Canadian Military
Middle East Investments
Canada's Military and Spending: Exploding the Myths
**note LMAO this should make
a good starting case for the MISMANAGEMENT of Canada's Military!...looking for a current version...will post...
This gives you a starting point for further reading and searching if you have the interest.
I say it's time to stop whining about the fact that we're engaged in an active "war-time" scenario and support our people and country. If my taxes
go up and it means that the Military has better equipment, better training, better housing and care, better family supports, better child care and
benefits...well...easy choice right?
We as a Militarized country need to understand that our Military is an ASSET...a business...and a profitable one if managed properly and given support
of it's people and politicians.
Canada's Military is something we should support in war times or peace, and for too long now it's been shelved and it's decay has been all too
My two cents, as an anti-war, pro-recruitment fence sitter. Perilous yes?
[edit on 1/19/2007 by justgeneric]