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.