Press for Conversion #65
Publisher: Coalition to Oppose the Arms Trade
Date Written: 01/12/2010
Year Published: 2010
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX16175
Canada's hidden involvement in the Iraq War.
Abstract: Did you know that about 2,000 Canadian sailors--aboard eight, multi-billion dollar Canadian warships--participated in the Iraq War?
Or that Canadian pilots flew warplanes in Iraq-war missions, including U.S. C-17s, a British MR2 and Canadian C-130s and CP-140s?
Or that several Canadian Army generals received U.S. and Canadian medals for their top leadership roles in the Iraq War?
These are just a few of the many facts detailed in this new 54-page report from COAT.
When the Liberal government proclaimed that Canada refused to join the U.S. war against Iraq, many Canadians were understandably proud. Unfortunately, it was all a smoke-and-mirrors game. In reality, Canada did join the war in 2003 and has contributed in many significant ways ever since.