In the Canadian leadership debate on 2011-04-12, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and Conservative Leader Stephen Harper both told two mega lies:
- The Afghans like being occupied and would be disappointed if we left.
- We are in Afghanistan to bring democracy.
If the majority of Afghans welcomed the invasion, then the war would have been over in months. How could a minority of Afghans have prevailed for 16 years and 1 month against the combined might of the majority of Afghans, the USA, Canada, Britain…?
We have imposed dictator Hamid Karzai on the Afghans. He is the biggest drug lord on the planet. He is the world’s most corrupt politician. He imposes draconian Shari’a law, (e.g. whipping women), the same as the original Taliban government did. There is no way you can characterise that as bringing democracy.~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)