Despite making one of the heaviest military commitments, acknowledging the rebel National Transitional Council as the legitimate representatives of the Libyan people and committing more than $10 million in international aid, government officials said Tuesday that Canada does not have any on-the-ground presence in Libya.
Postmedia’s Lee Berthiaume asked Rideau Institute senior advisor Walter Dorn for his reaction. He said was surprised to hear that Canada doesn’t have anyone on the ground in Libya given the importance the government has attached to the mission, both militarily and politically.
“It is critical to have Canadian eyes and ears on the ground in order to make informed decisions,” he said. “We have to evaluate those in charge, provide humanitarian assistance and help build the peace.”
Canada should have eyes, ears in Libya: Defence expert, byLee Berthiaume, Postmedia News