CP : "You have to put an end date on these things," Harper said. "We intend to end it."
This new pull-out pledge should appeal both to women voters and to anti-war Quebec, where Harper must make inroads to get his majority.
But won't it also piss off the Con war supporters right before the election?
G&M : "Canada will continue to play a role in Afghanistan even after the military mission ends in 2011, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Thursday. "We're there in numerous roles."
MacKay went on to cite the Canadian International Development Agency, diplomats in Kabul, "a significant number of civilian police trainers and military trainers", and NGOs, all of whom "will continue to support the effort to rebuild Afghanistan."
Well ok then. As you were.
A lot can happen between this election and 2011.