Canada Notes Afghanistan
"Canadians made a spectacular switch from Liberal to Conservative governing regimes in 2006, but a gritty little war half a world away was the overwhelming choice as the top Canadian news story of the year.
"The war in Afghanistan started in 2001 and steadily faded from the world's headlines as the focus shifted to Iraq, but five years later Canada's small part in the fight to calm the country hit home with bloody clarity.
"Newspaper editors and broadcasters left no doubt that Canada's mission in Afghanistan was the top news story of the year. In the annual poll by The Canadian Press and Broadcast News, the war in Afghanistan easily outranked the Conservatives' electoral victory by a margin of 91-44.
"The Canadian Soldier was chosen the Canadian Newsmaker of the Year in poll results announced last week."
This American is grateful for the efforts of our NATO allies against those who attacked the United States on September 11.
(This was originally posted at American Footprints. I don't normally crosspost Afghanistan stuff and a lot of terrorism material, but decided to make an exception in this case.)