"Our military was left in such a state by our previous government that we couldn't even transport our own troops overseas, we had to hitch a ride with the Americans --and yet some of those who are being rescued from a war zone can't understand why they have to wait for help -- why the conditions are not First Class.One angry evacuee said that on the five hour trip to Cyprus, the first wave of Canadian refugees had to face unpleasant conditions. There was "no food, no A/C, people had to sleep on the floor. People were vomitting -- we were treated like animals." Well, I can think of 8 Canadians who would gladly trade places with them. Too bad they're dead."
As Canadianna's commentors point out, the Lebano-Canucks being pulled from Beirut at the average Gord and Tammy's expense should be invoiced for the privilege - a regime which should also be applied to British evacuees as surely as it should have been applied to Norman Kember.