So it's official.
Canada's "top soldier", General Rick Hillier, will be retiring from his post as Chief of Defence Staff on July 1st. Canada Day. And quite frankly, I think that's a little sad for the country.
Say what you will about the man, but he does tend to evoke strong opnion both for and against him.
Personally, I respect him. He has a tough, no-nonsense reputation of standing up for the troops and the mission in Afghanistan. And although it's nice to know that others much more 'in the know' have positive thoughts as to his likely replacement, I still consider it a loss for the country.
So thank you, sir.