He is peace loving, caring, and a deeply soul kind of guy. It was all Paul Martin's fault that he wanted him to take Canadian soldiers to Kandahar in the middle of combat. Monk Hillier wanted to take them to an exotic and peaceful area around Kabul and meditate and ponder over the meaning of life. Then along came Harper who made similar mistakes and won't listen to Monk Hillier. Then there were these heartless bureaucrats who were not much help either. Poor Monk Hillier.
What a piece of crap Hillier has written in his new book "A Soldier First: Bullets, Bureaucrats and the Politics of War" where he blames everybody else but him for the botched mission to Afghanistan. What a cop out. He was the hawkish one. Here is what he said in 2005:
"These are detestable murderers and scumbags. They detest our freedoms, they detest our society, they detest our liberties. We're not the public service of Canada. We're not just another department. We are the Canadian Forces, and our job is to be able to kill people." - Hillier on July 14, 2005, referring to Taliban.
Does that sound like a peaceful guy to you whose job he described as killing people? Way to go tropical storm Rick (Hillier).Recommend this post