Sixty years ago the top story in the papers was that Hilter was dead
. Of course, that news was coupled with the daily casualties of Canadian troops fighting - for that same day 72 Canadians died, and 168 more were wounded.
Of course with this week's lead up to VE celebrations it makes interesting reading. But then to compare that to the story that our Minister of Veteran Affairs
has to return from Europe to help prop up this sinking government is weak - especially that the Prime Minister already cancelled. The whole situation is pretty weak.
Then it gets even worse. Today on the oped page of the Globe is an outrageous article
demaning that Canada's new War Museum should also celebrate peacemakers. Nhung Thuy Hoang writes, "I want to see something more positive that just got to war to resolve conflicts. How about compromise? How about dialogue? How about talks?" I have nothing against celebrating the peacemakers, but really are you kidding me? This is a war museum lady, if you want a peace museum then go build your own.
I was going to comment on this yesterday, when I read something over at Small Dead Animals
, but felt I should leave it alone. The reality is that we shouldn't glorify war, but that doesn't mean we should be ashamed of the brave things Canadian soldiers have done around the world to protect freedom.