Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Who Will the Hawks Support Now?

This is not a banner created by the government, but apparently it could be.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday his government has no plans to prolong Canada's combat role in Afghanistan beyond its February 2009 commitment, arguing any extension would be for a new mission and contingent upon beefed up NATO support.

But when asked whether he has any desire to prolong the combat mission in southern Afghanistan beyond 2009, Harper said: "No."

Yet more "policy by polls", from this PM.

It's hilarious to consider, that for months, he's accused the Lib's of not having a policy, being all over the map, etc., etc. (which was a lie of course) , then he proceeds to adopt their policy. Not the first one he's taken and I'm sure it will not be the last.

I confess I am at a complete loss to see any reason for anyone to support this man. He misleads, he backs out of commitments, he lies, he spends more than any Liberal and he changes his positions whenever the polls tell him he should.

That said, I'm glad to see that he's backed off his previous position.

Now, how will all the hawk supporters defend this latest shift? If they still agree with Harper, they also agree with Dion. Imagine that?


Anonymous said...

Sorry, I just can't believe a word Harper says. His intent - to get a majority at all costs. So, for now, he's pretending to put our minds as ease.

If he gets that majority - we're in for the long haul.

Why would he be spending so much money for only 18 more months? Doesn't make sense.

knb said...

Fair point and I don't trust Harper either.

The thing is though, he cannot continue to make statements that he backs off on later, without being killed.