26 December 2008

Yes... there is a price

And there are those who are willing to step up and possibly pay it.

It's what they do.
-- KANDAHAR, AFGHANISTAN -- A Canadian soldier was killed and three others injured this afternoon when a bomb exploded under their armoured vehicle west of Kandahar city.

The slain soldier's family has been informed of his death, but requested his identity withheld temporarily. This death marks the 104th Canadian soldier killed in Afghanistan since 2001.
And, of course, there is the same demented moonbat commentary that accompanies every single loss...
"So what's the endgame here? A Starbucks on every street corner and gay marriage in Afghanistan?"
Yes, you freakin' genius... that's what it's all about.

And, oh yeah... stuff like this...
"Improvements in medical care since the Taliban fell five years ago have led to a marked decrease in Afghanistan's infant mortality rates - 40,000 fewer infant deaths a year."

RELATED: Adding up the numbers

While it's no comfort to family and friends of the brave soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001... let's not lose sight of the fact that 104 casualties averages out to 15 deaths per year

In comparision, Toronto just suffered it's 70th murder for 2008... ... and that's nowhere near the all-time high.
A night of heavy drinking ended with a savage murder in a Scarborough apartment early Christmas Day when one of three friends allegedly snapped, stomped out the life of his pal and then brutally beat a second man who tried to stop the assault.