Calgary Herald | 27Apr2011 | Orest Slepokura

Prison break will replenish Taliban fighters on front lines

Re: "Mass Afghan jailbreak troubles allied forces," April 26, 2011.

The $5 million Canada spent to beef up security at Kandahar's Sarpoza Prison was money wasted. It could not hold the 475 Taliban prisoners kept there, freed allegedly by their comrades in a daring nighttime breakout.

That money could have been invested more wisely -- like by adding several more 72-hour fake lakes to the G20 summit setting to wow visiting dignitaries.

Meanwhile, Taliban cells around Kandahar will no doubt welcome scores of seasoned fighters back to the battle front, even as the 2012 edition of the Guinness World Records prepares for a new entry.

Orest Slepokura, Strathmore