I think that PM Harper is making a big mistake kow-towing to the opposition in allowing a debate in the House of Commons wrt Afghanistan. Jack Layton and the Liberals infuriate me with their know-nothing pacifism and defeatist attitudes when it comes to fighting. Firstly, it demoralizes the troops for they know full well political sophistry when they see it. Secondly, the bad guys have internet access. When some dopey MP who knows jackshit about the military offers the (lib-left) media some goofy quote, you can bet that is picked up instantly halfway around the world by the likes of the Taliban and al-Qaida. It is then forwarded to front-line mujadeen for moral support. If someone wants to voice a concern over our involvement in Afghanistan, then by all means let him or her speak up. But a public debate in the House of Commons? Give me a friggin' break. Talk about sending all the wrong messages to all the wrong people at the wrong time.
The Man in Black
|(the following is from the Toronto Star)|