Harper and Dion approach compromise on Afghanistan mission

January 28 to February 13, 2008 – Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Liberal leader Stéphane Dion are approaching a compromise on the future of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan.

Harper set a conciliatory tone and Dion eventually dropped his long held demand that Canada exit combat operations in February 2009.

MacKay Editorial Cartoons: Critical week in Ottawa with Afghan debate, budget

7 thoughts on “Harper and Dion approach compromise on Afghanistan mission

  1. STuPIT_ any one know how i can message straight to parlement… ive seen enough of the BS that the librals are pulling … THEY WANA OVER RIDE WHAT THE PPL WANT….. SOUNDS MORE LIKE A COMUNEST… DICTATOR EMAILMADMAN20099@HOTMAIL.COM LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK YOU RICH PIGZ

  2. The Liberal Party sure are a bunch of hypocrites!

    They box themselves into another ridiculous position on an important issue, cave in at the last moment, and then try to tell us they were in the lead the whole time.

    They do this over and over again on every issue. its like the movie Groundhog Day.

  3. When did Government House Leader Peter Van Loan call anyone a terrorist? He doesn’t sound like Bush at all, he just said the Liberal Party had to decide wither they are for or against extending the mission – and they finally came out in support of an extension.

    Also, I didn’t have room to include clips of Van Loan acknowledging the NDP and Bloc position against the war is a legitimate one, but its in Hansard for sure. Reasonable people can disagree on this, right?

  4. When did Canadian TV turn into the shouting vitriolic fox news propaganda?

    The Taliban asked for proof to hand over bin Laden – if Canada went to war without seeing definitive proof, then we’ve got nobody to blame for this debacle but ourselves.

  5. It should be obvious to those with half a brain that everything Harper says is about strategy, deception, control, manipulation. The European public seem more informed about Afghanistan than Canadians, that’s why they aren’t buying it. Afghanistan is about natural/gas/ oil reserves and pipelines to the Caspian sea. I’m glad I don’t watch Canadian tv media anymore – it’s pathetic. And Parliament is embarassingly juvenile.

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