Quote Of The Day: The Head Of Canada’s Military Talks About The War On Terrorism

Reporters familiar with Hillier’s style barely flinched when he said all elements of the Canadian Forces need to be revamped, including the part where “you go out and bayonet somebody.”

“We are not the Public Service of Canada,” he declared. “We are not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces and our job is to be able to kill people.”

The terrorist bombings in London underscore the need to take the fight to the enemy in failed states where they have room to thrive, said Hillier.

As a Western society that values rights and freedoms, Canada is already in conflict with “what people like Osama bin Laden, Mullah Omar and those others want.”

“These are detestable murderers and scumbags,” Hillier said. “They detest our freedoms, they detest our society, they detest our liberties.”

It’s time for Canada to take a stand, he said, just as it did 66 years ago when it joined the Second World War against the Nazis, whom he described as “those despicable, murderous b*stards.” — Canadian Gen. Rick Hillier, The Head Of Canada’s Military

This is the first time I’ve been impressed with anyone in Canada’s military since those Canadian snipers went to town on the Taliban. It’s certainly nice to see a Canuck with real juice talking tough about terrorism for a change…

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