Re: Doomed to repeat mistakes, PNR letters Oct. 10.
The letter writer relays his feeling that Elizabeth May “has a deep and broad comprehension of the issues” with respect to the mistake of Canada responding militarily to the spreading of ISIS in the Middle East.
My question is this: Would this same philosophy have been used in 1939 when the Nazis were aggressively conquering Europe? Were the Allies afraid that bombs targeting Germany would help recruit more Hitler Youth support? What result would the world have seen if a “hands off” attitude was adopted by world leaders in 1939?
Sometimes we have to use force to stop evil in the world. The innocent victims of the perpetrators of evil acts will remember and thank us, just like the many German citizens did after war ended. Many of those Germans victimized by Hitler immigrated to Canada after the war. That is, to me, the ultimate way of thanking Canada for its military sacrifices.
I would suggest Ms. May ask any of the thousands of refugees pouring out of the ISIS controlled regions if they believe the world should respond militarily to ISIS