Think again. Rather than listen to corporate media hacks and deceitful politicians, or the politically correct friends and family of ignorant young Canadian soldiers, we might actually try listening to an Afghan for once, to hear what he or she thinks about foreign soldiers in their land.
But they must be glad of us there, right? Aren't Canadian troops there so Afghan girls can evade the Taliban and get an education? So runs the propaganda. But here what Malalai Joya, a courageous Afghan defender of women's rights has to say about the war. I heard her interviewed on CBC radio recently, and she cuts through all the bullshit like a razor.