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Let's Remember the Politicians Who Send Soldiers to Die

There's been a big uproar this year over white poppies, intended symbols of peace which have been described by no less than the minister of veterans affairs, Julian Fantino, to be "an offensive attempt to politicize Remembrance Day." But maybe we should be politicizing it more -- by which I mean we should also remember that it was politicians whose stubbornness, shortsightedness and sheer stupidity forced so many young people to make the sacrifice we remember today.