Wednesday, 6 October 2010

A Sad day for Robert Semrau

Natasha sums it up:
Some of the current headlines for this story also piss me off. From the G&M: Canadian soldier who shot unarmed Taliban avoids jail term. What image does that conjure up for you? For me it implies, “Bad Canadian solider shoots poor unarmed man and gets away with it.” And then there’s this from The Vancouver Sun: Canadian soldier avoids jail in death of Afghan insurgent. Again, this sounds like they’re implying Semrau got away with the murder of a poor “insurgent” (i.e. rebel, freedom fighter).

Am I the only one who thinks, “WTF?” We are at war

I am glad that it was not a dishonourable discharge but that is about it.