Posted by Curt on 17 July, 2005 at 10:41 am. Be the first to comment!


Finally! A Canadian I can agree with:

If Canadians were shocked that the head of their military called his enemy “detestable murderers and scumbags,” they better get used to it.

Gen. Rick Hillier has never minced words, nor is he likely to start any time soon. His blunt assessment of terrorists in Afghanistan and elsewhere this week has the wholehearted backing of the prime minister.

“General Hillier is not only a top soldier, he is a soldier who has served in Afghanistan,” Paul Martin said Friday in Nova Scotia.

Not only did he call the enemy murderer’s and scumbags, he also outlined the job of their military:

Reporters familiar with Hillier’s style barely flinched when he said all elements of the Canadian Forces need to be revamped, including the part where “you go out and bayonet somebody.”

“We are not the Public Service of Canada,” he declared. “We are not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces and our job is to be able to kill people.”

And then goes on to outline their role in this war:

The terrorist bombings in London underscore the need to take the fight to the enemy in failed states where they have room to thrive, said Hillier.

As a Western society that values rights and freedoms, Canada is already in conflict with “what people like Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and those others want.”

“These are detestable murderers and scumbags,” Hillier said. “They detest our freedoms, they detest our society, they detest our liberties.”

It’s time for Canada to take a stand, he said, just as it did 66 years ago when it joined the Second World War against the Nazis, whom he described as “those despicable, murderous bastards.”

Oh man, can we borrow this guy and make him the Press Secretary?

(h/t The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler)

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