Death of a Soldier
Some time ago, middle grandson and I had a discussion about the Military. He was and still is thinking seriously about signing up. He told me at the time that he was not "afraid of dying" and he considered it a job.
Yesterday when I heard about the death of Cpt. Nichola Goddard my first thought was, oh God not another one. I thought about it most of the day and listened to various news reports and the debate in The House of Commons including the vote last evening. To say I was dissapointed by the lack of support of the mission by the Liberals, who sent our troops to begin with, is an understatement.
This morning by the light of day I did a little research into workplace accidents and remember, these troops consider this their job. I believe the death toll is around 18 for the last 3 years, correct me if i'm wrong please.
What I found is this, in 2004, 928 Canadians died in workplace accidents http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/workplace-safety/charts-fatalitiesbyprov.html
No one should die going to work but this puts a different spin on things in my mind.
I for one dont believe that we can/will make any difference in Afghanistan over the long term but I will always support them for doing their job.