It is difficult to know where to start to correct the mass of errors which the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, published on Sunday, May 7th. The article: Shift some troops from Afghan mission to Darfur is the work of its editorial page editor emeritus Haroon Siddiqui.
Siddiqui’s knowledge of 21st century history – all six years of it – betrays the abysmal ignorance which characterizes his entire column. Canada’s deployment in 2001 was not to Kabul – it was to Kandahar, for combat operations. Shame on Siddiqui for being foolish; shame on the Star’s editors for being amateurs; professionals check facts. Continue reading "The Toronto Star and Haroon Siddiqui are wrong!"