Regardless of how this war ends, it will change how we Canadians think about ourselves and the growing disconnect between what we think we believe in and the price we’re willing to pay for those beliefs. It’s all being played out in embarrassing fashion on our TV screens 24/7. A daily parade of uncomfortable politicians responding to an existential world crisis with “democracy bromides” and “freedom platitudes”, while military planners react with catatonic stupor unable to provide our political leaders with any creative policy options, preferring instead to default at first opportunity to mumbo-jumbo NATO talking points. All brought to you by satisfied baby-boomers sired by Canada’s Greatest Generation. 

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Gen. Rick Hillier: I was inspired by Volodymyr Zelenskyy, and embarrassed for my country