You're absolutely right (re “We cannot waver,” April 12). In for a penny or in for a pound. Being a little bit at war is like being a little bit pregnant.
The rules of engagement were laid down nearly five years ago when a bunch of fanatics used commercial aircraft as weapons. Since then, the world in which most of grew up was irrevocably changed and those of us who are old enough to know those who put life and limb on the line in the Second World War perhaps appreciate this more than most.
I have friends who are still involved in the Canadian Armed Forces and I can assure you all they really want (apart from more money to buy the things they need to do their job) is the moral support of those of us at home to keep the faith.