Saturday, June 23, 2007
“TROOPS WON’T STAY UNLESS ALL PARTIES AGREE, PM SAYS”
“Amid growing opposition to combat role, Harper concedes Afghan mission has limits.”
“As Canadian death toll mounts, support for mission wanes.”
“This mission will end in February, 2009,” Mr. Harper said Friday….”Should Canada be involved militarily after that date, we have been clear that would have to be approved by the Canadian Parliament.”
“A poll conducted this month by Decima research suggested that two-thirds of Canadians wanted the troops to come home when the current mandate expires in February, 2009.”
Today’s front page news in The Globe and Mail makes me extremely happy.
I have always supported our troops (my eldest son did a brief stint in the military) but I cannot envision a successful outcome regarding their presence in Afghanistan.
I sincerely hope Prime Minister Harper remains true to his word.
Will I lose certain readers from this blog because of my stance?
Perhaps. C’est la vie.