Glad you guys picked up on this piece of ill-informed, slanted rubbish. I read it today and nearly chucked. I see hardly any "facts" in his piece, but I do see alot of broad generalization, speculation and stereotyping. Tellingly, I also see no reference to any time he has spent in Afgh.
It seems to me that people like Gray cannot grasp the idea that Canadian soldiers might actually be well-informed (at least, far better informed than the average Canadian), that they might know what they are doing in Afgh and why, and that under the OEF command arrangement in Afgh they are not "taking orders" from the Americans because Canada does not give command of its toops to other countries, and has not since at least WWI.
More handwringing about the sky falling. I think these people desperately want our mision to fail, so that the Tories, the military, the CDS and (of course) the US are all discredited.