A brief history of the US-Afghan War:
1997 - Project For A New American Century becomes public advocating US world domination including permanent military bases in the Middle East/South East Asia area.
1998 - Rumsfeld and others urge President Clinton to remove Saddam Hussein from power.
2000 - In a policy paper titled Rebuilding America's Defenses the PNAC puts forward the point that to more quickly achieve their goals:
....the process of transformation,
even if it brings revolutionary change, is
likely to be a long one, absent some
catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a
new Pearl Harbor. Domestic politics and
industrial policy will shape the pace and
content of transformation as much as the
requirements of current missions.
Rebuilding America's Defenses
2000 - The PNAC crowd take control of government through voteing fraud and the appointment of George W. Bush as President of the US.
2001- Al Qaeda provides the catastrophic event that the PNAC is looking for to expedite their agenda.
2001 - The US whips up war fever over the 9-11 attacks and uses it to launch an invasion of Afghanistan and put the country into a war mode. It can be argued that this response is way in excess in proportion to the threat posed by Afghanistan. Dipolomatic avenues of solution are short circuited and opportunities refused by the US.
2001-2003 - The US uses the war fever created with the Afghanistan invasion to help prepare the country for the invasion of Iraq. Attempts are made to tie the Iraqi regime to 9-11 and with AQ and by extension the Taliban despite the fact that secular Iraq is opposed by the radical Islamists.
2003 - As with the case in Afghanistan diplomatic solutions are short circuited and avoided in the case of Iraq and the country is invaded based on false intelligence despite numerous warnings that there is no substance to the reasons being put forward to justify an invasion.
2006 - US forces are in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in a number of surrounding countries as per the published objectives of the PNAC. As well, a number of countries have supplied troops to the US in both Iraq and Afghanistan to help the US further its goal of world domination, all rationalizations to the contrary aside.
So why is Canada involved? Simply to help the US and further the interests of Canada's economic elite who have more in common with the US and international elites than they do with Canadians and the interests of Canada as a sovereign state.
Helping Afghans create a better country and life are advertising slogans used to build public support and hoodwink the troops that have to pay the personal price of the adventure. Any programs purporting to achieve these goals are facades to cover up the main reason that Canada is involved.