Today we have four dead and eight wounded Canadian soldiers because of a horrible mistake made by an American Pilot when he dropped a 500 lb laser guided bomb in the midst of a live fire training excersise in a known training area outside of Khandhar.
According to the Department of National Defence the excersise was logged and noted with the American Forces and there was no reason for the pilot not to have been informed of what was going on below him.
Now first I was angry because these deaths were unnecessary but now I’m Livid because Mr. Bush didn’t even deign it necessary to mention in his many appearences in front of the cameras yesterday! Worse than that when fianlly prompted at teh end of the day he gives a dismissive “I’ve already expressed condolences to the Priminister” while walking away.
Some Generals of the United States involved in these operations did aleviate some of my anger because they actually (and maybe because they understand the impact of loss of fellow soldiers) expressed condolences.
But Mr Bush you really Ticked me off!!