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The Toronto Star and Haroon Siddiqui are wrong!


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!"