“Whatever happens, we just keep doing our job”

A US Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit had a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan, on May 18. The Marine was not injured in the fire fight. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Politicians squabble and play political game. Soldiers simply keep on doing what they are there to do, and ignore the bull****.

“The top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has been recalled to Washington to explain controversial remarks he made about leading Obama administration figures. But those on the front lines of the war say that the political squabble and inevitable fallout to come means little for them or the mission ahead.

But Canadian soldiers stationed in Kandahar Province, the birthplace of the Taliban and currently home to the war’s most intense fighting, mostly shrugged off the political firestorm.

“Whatever happens, we just keep doing our job,” says Canadian Army Master Cpl. Mathieu Jacob of Cap-Pelé, Canada. “Our job is our job.”


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