I had forgotten about our conversation in April until yesterday when I phoned her and asked her how she was doing. In her always cheerful voice she replied that she had just been talking to Afghanistan. How could I have forgotten that her son had been deployed to fight that awful war? She tells me that it is 35 degrees Celsius and with full battle gear it is not pleasant at all. As soon as I put the phone down I hung my head and cried.
The Canadian government says that this war will end up costing us 18.1 billion dollars which is roughly $1500 per household. Some famillies will end up paying a lot more dearly.