Sapper Marshall was killed yseterday near one of the "model villages" which are a key part of Canada's new counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan. He was only 24, the second Canadian to die in three days, and the 133rd since Canada joined the American invasion of Afghanistan.
"Afghanistan sacrifices may have been in vain" is the title of Thomas Walkom's thoughtful column in today's Toronto Star. Read it and think how many more lives will be lost while we try to save face.
The last line from Walkom's column: The war we never should have waged is effectively lost. We have only to admit it.