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Reader’s Diary #1080- Khaled Hosseini: The Kite Runner

Posted October 29, 2014 by John Mutford

I know it’s not considered the mark of a mature reader to dismiss a book for the unlikeability of a character. And I get that. Sometimes a book of horrible people is still a great book. But The Kite Runner protagonist is so darn nice that I started to …

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Andrew Coyne: We got off relatively lightly this time. We may not be so lucky the next

Posted October 24, 2014 by Andrew Coyne

That calls for clear thinking, not pat suppositions or self-serving told-you-sos from commentators subcontracting their arguments to terrorists

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A prime minister’s decision to go to war

Posted October 5, 2014 by JR

David Akin reminds us:

A Canadian prime minister determines that the activities of terrorists operating in a Muslim nation far from Canada’s shores is such a threat to Canada’s security, that he dispatches Canadian Forces on a combat mission. There is no debate or discussion in Parliament let alone a vote. There seems not to have even been a full cabinet discussion before the prime minister makes his decision. Simply a request from an American president.
That was all it took for Jean Chrétien to to begin what would become Canada’s decade-long war against terrorism in Afghanistan.

I’ve heard it said that Jean Chretien is supplying Justin Trudeau with backroom advice.  Could that be true?

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