Monday, December 03, 2007

Bev Oda: the moon is made of cheese too

Bev Oda's flirtation with propaganda on Afghanistan continues, I see. Who are we going to believe, Bev Oda or the Afghan people?
Canada's international development minister took issue with a new poll Monday that suggests Afghans are increasingly critical of the war in their country.

Bev Oda, the minister responsible for the Canadian International Development Agency, dismissed the findings of the survey, which suggested support for NATO has plummeted the last year and the Taliban is growing in strength.

“I disagree,” Ms. Oda said following an announcement to increase funding for mine-clearing in the war-torn country.

“I was in Afghanistan myself. I saw the progress we are making. I saw the difference it's making in the lives of the Afghan people.”

The survey — conducted for ABC News, the BBC and the German public TV station ARD — suggested that Afghans overwhelmingly prefer the government of President Hamid Karzai to the Taliban. But they also believe that government should negotiate with the Taliban to end the war.

The poll found that in southwestern Afghanistan, support for NATO-led forces has plummeted to 45 per cent this year, from 83 per cent a year ago. According to the survey, the biggest complaint is the rising number of civilian casualties.
The Minister of assertion without proof.

Bev Oda in the news on Afghanistan calls for this little fave from the Wingnuterer, reminding us of Bev's previous efforts to distort reality in Afghanistan...enjoy...:)