The Torch: The Afghanistan syndrome: A great country or what?
See The Torch who first wrote about this story. While these thugs attacked a Canadian soldier in a bar, it speaks to the lack of respect for our soldiers, whether or not the thugs had a personal animosity towards the specific soldier involved.
It is very disturbing that you can actually find people in Canada who don't understand the role of our military in defending our sovereignty and extending our power projection capability. Without a credible military Canada is just another pantywaist nation that carries no weight in any conversation of nation states. Do people actually believe any country will take Canada seriously in a non-military setting (ie: UN, offshore fisheries spat, Arctic rights) if they know we have no military capability to assert our rights and claims?