What is Canada doing in Iraq?
Impossible conditions prevail in Iraq. However, Canada does not want to be offside with its historic allies so it continues to contribute to a multinational enterprise.
Canadian Forces pictured in Iraq on March 16, 2015. In Iraq as in Afghanistan, the military efforts of Canada and the West are alas doomed to fail. Canada’s military leaders know this but their obligatory submission to civilian control prevents them from saying so publicly. Photograph courtesy of DND/Canadian Forces