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From the frying pan into the fire

This Magazine Staff

To continue with Derek’s theme of Afghanistan this week, here is a statement by Malalai Joya, an Afghan MP currently appealing her suspension from parliament.
“After 9/11, unfortunately the United States and its allies like Canada pushed us from the frying pan into the fire,” she states, calling on Canada to act independently from the US, and find an alternative policy to the current one.
This current policy, which she calls, “the wrong policy” is Canadian and US support of “the Northern Alliance criminals and warlords,” in the name of democracy.
The Canadian mission was to expire in February 2009 but will be extended to December 2011, after a confidence motion passed in the House of Commons on Thursday.

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