I posted on this yesterday - but, it is too important to gloss over.
Harper is ready to "cut and run", and risks the lives of our soldiers by calling the conflict un-winnable. Imagine the higher spirits on the Taliban side today - and the sombre feelings on the Canadian side. Imagine the renewed Taliban attacks as they increase their roadside bombings and IEDs, in hopes of a quicker exit.
Harper states that his reading of Afghan history shows there has always been some sort of insurgency there. That's Stephen's take on history. Good think he finally read some of it - or more likely - listened to some Foreign Affairs advisor. One point he misses is that Afghanistan has been the SUBJECT of foreign invasions numerous times through history. Good interpretation Steve! But... as usual, you got it wrong (or distorted to your own means)...
Stephen Harper on CNN:"Frankly, we are not going to ever defeat the insurgency," Mr. Harper told CNN, pointing to the long history of Afghan insurgencies successfully driving out invaders, including the Soviets in the 1980s and the British a century earlier.
"[From] my reading of Afghanistan history, it's probably had an insurgency forever, of some kind," Mr. Harper said.