Monday, January 01, 2007
Globe & Mail - Afghanistan WAR is Story of the Year
The Globe & Mail named Afghanistan the story of the year. Last week, the Canadian Soldier was chosen Canadian Newsmaker of the Year by the Globe & Mail as well. Rightfully so. This year alone our military saw 36 young men and a woman get killed in this War. This is the worst ever loss of lives in a single year in over 50 years seen in any one conflict by Canada's military. Every paper in the country should do the same as the Globe to get more important dialogue and discussion going on this Canadian war. When do we leave and what is the solid empirical measurement of success if any is at all ever possible? You can't manage what you can't measure and you can't have an end point without an end goal. Any other news story or news maker of the year by any paper national or local is simply irrelevant ridiculous fluff.