Seems more support for the "not for every single one" school...
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''Catherine Garrison, Halifax, whose 18-year-old son Chad has volunteered to go to Afghanistan early next year ... said she'd like to see the flags lowered across the country for combat casualties, but gave a more nuanced response to the saturated media coverage. "The grieving process I think should be a private thing for the families of the individuals that have to suffer through it," said Garrison. "It certainly makes others aware of what's going on, but these are people's loved ones and the media and politicians have to respect that it's a great loss." ''
Lew MacKenzie ''said he was taken aback by full-page newspaper accounts Sunday screaming Death in the Desert and Day of Death in Afghanistan. "As a Patricia, you say to yourself, 'This is really going over the top,' ... Those people who are sitting on the fence in their support for the mission - which they don't really understand - could well have their opinion affected by what's going on the last couple of days."
Cliff Chadderton ''said the Bush administration has made the same mistake as an earlier White House with Vietnam, attempting to suppress information while it has brazened out the Iraq conflict at heavy public price. "In the Canadian government, we have done the opposite ... Let's OK sending troops to Afghanistan - but if there are casualties, let's play it up as a national disaster. Well, it is a disaster, but it's not a national disaster. Just simply tell the public the truth, instead of all this play-acting and 'should we put the flag at half staff or not." ''
David Rudd, Cdn Inst of Strat. Studies: ''If you have a tragedy like this and the government reacts to it with a shrug - saying, 'well, there's going to be more of that to come' - that doesn't do much to solidify or maintain existing public support for the mission ...But by the same token, you don't want to drift into a state of self-analysis or self-flagellation every time there's a casualty.''
BTW, here's the rules according to Heritage Canada: