Letter: Trudeau is standing up for Canada as a nation of peace

Editor: Gord Wietzel’s letter (The Times, Feb. 19) was right about one thing: Justin Trudeau has indeed done it, and done it very well, backing away from somebody else’s misguided war on terror, fought under the guise of a military mission.

I for one am not the least bit ashamed.

That is why I waited on the first day at the voting booth to get rid of an archaic regime that would rather make war, not love, not unlike what is happening in Syria right now.

The first casualty of war is always the truth, but the truth is that Canada has never been a nation that others despise, and this is because we are a kind, gentle people.

Imagine being born and growing up in a place where someone in military fatigues represents death and destruction with a red white and blue flag on their arm, regardless of their NATO alliances.

We are all a product of our environment, so I say don’t worry about a NATO snub.

The only hope some of these people have are from those with red and white symbols, like the Red Cross and maple leaf “warriors” that deliver them.

As a country with barely 37 million residents with a baby boomer medical crisis explosion looming on the horizon, a poverty rate that is growing larger every day, and Syrian refugees to support, I think he made a move toward the future of life on this planet.

We have too many battles to fight right here to waste any more on precision guided explosives. So, yes, the fault is entirely ours, and I for one am proud to say I am a Canadian.

Especially if I ever get to travel abroad.

Thank you, Mr. Trudeau, for standing up for what Canada can be. A nation of peace and love, the other first casualty of war.

Danny Halmo,

Langley City