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 Forum: Canada/US Relations   Topic: POLL: Is the USA the most powerful country in the world??

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:53 pm 

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A better poll question would be, "Can a nation that finds itself unable to suppress an insurgency composed of illiterate bomb-making goatherds even pretend to be 'the most powerful country in the world'?"

 Forum: Editorial Discussions   Topic: Canada's Haiti: The Dirty Past and the Dirty Future

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:45 pm 

Replies: 4
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Robin's hit the mark. I suppose great minds think alike.

 Forum: Editorial Discussions   Topic: OTTAWA: FLAUNTING GENEVA CONVENTION

Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:44 pm 

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The Geneva conventions define 'armed forces'. The key part of the definition being 'insignias of rank' and 'wearing a common uniform or article of clothing'. The Taliban do not meet that requirement. They can be fighters by night, and farmers or taxi drivers by day. Many aren't even Afghan, but can...

 Forum: Canadian Politics   Topic: Is Ignatieff finished ? does he have a future in politics

Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:01 am 

Replies: 32
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The point being Harper is not dealing with these realities I'm not sure that a man who wanted Canadian soldiers thrown into George Bush's Iraqi meat grinder and who once accused Paul Martin of endorsing child pornography can be reasonably expected to know how to deal with realities--no matter how p...

 Forum: Editorial Discussions   Topic: OTTAWA: FLAUNTING GENEVA CONVENTION

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:38 pm 

Replies: 20
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I cannot discern how the Taliban can be seen to fall outside the scope of the Convention. Surely, the Taliban--the warrior arm of the regime we ousted--are "persons belonging, or having belonged, to the armed forces of the occupied country". Insofar as this contention is debateable but reasonable--t...
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