Nurse Betty BScN (cand): I don't know...

Nurse Betty BScN (cand)

I am a 36 year old mother of 2. I entered university in 2005 for the BScN program but had no idea what a roller coaster ride it would be. My other interests are boating, cottaging, gardening, sitting, doing nothing, vegging and of course hard core belly button contemplating.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

I don't know...

Yesterday was the funeral of Captain Nichola Goddard, the first Canadian female soldier to be killed in combat, killed on May 17th. I don't support our ever increasing involvement in Afghanistan but I fervently support our soldiers. Does that make sense? I feel that our Prime Minister Stephen Harper has it the other way around by his copy cat decision of George Bush to disallow media coverage of the repatriation ceremonies of fallen soldiers. Capt. Goddard's father spoke of his disagreement with Harper's decision as he eulogized his daughter and capped it all off perfectly by saying "I would like to think Nichola died to protect our freedoms, not to restrict them." I feel that Mr. Harper and Mr. Bush are trying to ignore the fact that people are getting killed half way around the world, and they definitely want us to ignore it. This is propaganda, similar to that of the "press pool" of the days in Vietnam, where every bit of information that was told on the television first went through the pentagon.

I don't know why I am so upset by this woman's death, I never met her but somehow I feel as though I know her. We must not forget the soldiers who are overseas no matter what our views are on military involvement.


Blogger Mandy said...

I understand where you are coming from. I absolutely do not support anything we are doing in Iraq - but I do support our soldiers.

I wish they were not there, but if they must be there - my heart is with them.

I am quite tired of senseless deaths.

10:34 a.m.  

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