Sunday, March 12, 2006

Harper makes surprise visit to Kandahar

Not a surprise that he made the trip - only the timing was secret, which is how it has to be.

There has been some debate lately as to whether there should be some debate about Canada's role in Afghanistan, but this particular mission is a committment Canada made to NATO.
While I'd like to see any further plans subject to parliamentary, and public scrutiny, we are there now for nine months and it's good to see the Prime Minister making this his first official foreign trip.

For an idea about what it's like there, check out this series of reports in the Toronto Star, by Mitch Potter who, with his cameraman, was recently embedded with Canadian soldiers.

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