Canada has played a huge part in the fight against terrorism in Afghanistan, in some cases taking the very front lines of a great amount of battles. Recently the government of Canada decided that it was time to pull out of Afghanistan (which I most definitely agree with). Moreover when stupid, uneducated comments come out of certain people why should Canada assist the USA with an American war? OK that might sound a little extreme right now but after you see this video you’ll know where I’m coming from.
Greg Gutfield, the host of this Fox TV Show said “The Canadian military wants to take a breather to do some yoga, paint landscapes, run on the beach in gorgeous white Capri pants.” Comments coming out of the panel Mr Greg Gutfield was hosting included despicable remarks towards the Canadian RCMP (Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police) suggesting that they ride around on horses while American police are in highly armored vehicles.
Doug Benson was quoted saying “I didn’t even know they were in the war; I thought that’s where you go if you don’t want to fight, in Canada.” Remarks such as the above are not only disrespectful to a fellow allied country of the United States, it also shows disrespect to the Canadian soldiers that have recently been killed in combat.
Canadian minister of defense didn’t take liking to the comments either saying “it’s insensitive… There should be an apology.” You can view his response in this video.
Now of course the above comments aren’t the general opinion of the United States but it still shows how incredibly uneducated the American media is. I’d like to hear your opinions about this incident so feel free to comment below. If news networks are supposed to be spreading unbiased news why are news networks being allowed to go on vocal rampages about their allied countries?