In Iraq for 365

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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Canadian soldiers

In this article, the paper told the news in the first paragraph, which was four Canadians were killed Afghanistan, and then honored the soldiers. Like the American-driven stories in the MSM, the daily list of bad things and the overall "why are we there" are present in the article. But what sticks out is that those things are at the bottom of the story and the soldiers' history and sacrifice were are at the top. The article is a good example of how a very potentially negative story can become balanced. That aside, I for one will be thinking about these four brave Canadians... your sacrifice will be rememebered.

"It is without doubt an incredibly difficult day today ... We have lost four members of our family, this very close family of the Canadian Forces, four incredible Canadians," Gen. Rick Hillier, the chief of defence staff, said yesterday.

"We lost four good men who loved what they were doing," said Hillier, who cancelled plans to visit Afghanistan this week to be on hand when the bodies are returned to Canada Tuesday night.

"Obviously, every man and woman who is part of our contingent in Afghanistan is shaken, but their resolve is not," he told a news conference at defence headquarters yesterday afternoon.

2 Comments:

At 12:49 AM, Blogger DEANBERRY said...

BE A MAN AND LEAVE THIS POST INTACT.

JESUS CHRIST HAS REMOVED HIS BLESSING FROM AMERICA BECAUSE OF YOU AMERINAZIS. YOU CAN’T MURDER PEOPLE TO STEAL THEIR OIL, THEN LIE ABOUT IT! YOU DON’T THINK YOU’RE GOING TO HELL FOR THAT?

http://www.deanberryministries.org/index3.html

DINOBERRY@FRONTIERNET.NET

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger membrain said...

Hey Smink. Glad to see you posting again. Thanks for eulogising the Canadian Soldiers killed in Afghanistan. We lost some brave men. It's interesting that you point out how the article leaves the negative aspect until the end, different from the American MSN. The funny thing is that The Toronto Star is generally considered to be a lib-left paper by conservatives like me.

BLACKFIVE mentioned that you were at the blogger conference and had great things to say about you.

I hope that the PTSD issues you were experiencing after returning from Iraq are becoming more manageable.

All the best.

 

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