Edmonton Sun | 12Aug2009 | Orest Slepokura
Letter to Editor

Why bother?

Re: "Is NATO now irrelevant?" Mindelle Jacobs, the Edmonton Sun, Aug. 9, 2009.
As things stand -- win, lose or draw -- Canadian combat forces are slated to get out of Afghanistan by 2011. Meanwhile, the Taliban is heating up the war, with NATO casualties rising dramatically. They have boldly pushed into Pakistan, and are destabilizing a nuclear power.

With victory one of three options, perhaps Canadians should run out the clock. Did I mention that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida remain active, eight years after 9/11?

Orest Slepokura

(You can't "kill" terrorism, just fight the idea, limit its impact.)