Ms. Parrish is furious that Canadians and their politicians have not been consulted about what she calls the new role Canadian soldiers are being asked to carry out in Afghanistan, a role that includes killing, which is not the traditional job of peacekeeping.
- Ottawa Citizen, today.
I don't care whether you agree with the war or not, it's time to acknowledge that our snipers have not been in Afghanistan having tea parties for the past couple years.
Canadian snipers unofficially were credited with killing 20 Al-Qaeda members during Operation Anaconda in the Shahi Kot Valley. Two sniper teams also were recommended for the U.S. Bronze Star.
- National Defense Magazine, January 2004
They're killing people. From real far away.
That's why they're snipers.