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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

On Afghanistan Kennedy leads, Dion follows

Dion's position November 22nd "Look, we are very willing to work with you, to design something that makes sense, because I don't want to risk the life of our soldiers if we are not making progress "

Kennedy's position August 29th "Canada should push NATO to re-evaluate what amounts to a losing strategy in Afghanistan and push Prime Minister Harper to address the shortfall in aid development.

"If NATO fails to change their strategy, Canada should pull out of the war in Afghanistan,"


"The only way Canada can justify staying in Afghanistan is if we can create a mandate for real success. Loss of life lack of progress and no end in sight weigh heavily on our national conscience."

"The only way we can justify staying in Afghanistan is if we can create a mandate for real success. "

Despite being painted as distinct on the Afghanistan file, Dion is just reiterating Gerard Kennedy's thoughts on the issue from 3 months ago.

5 Comments:

  • A great example of party UNITY on a key issue!
    I can't wait to hear about the other issues they agree upon :)

    By Blogger WestmountLiberal, at 9:36 AM  

  • Actually, Dion is not following Kennedy. Kennedy wants a review of the mandate, Dion wants a pull-out. Dion's position is simply irresponsible.

    By Blogger jnpliberal, at 9:53 AM  

  • The headline says withdraw, but the speech says consultations for new strategy.
    "because I don't want to risk the life of our soldiers if we are not making progress"
    Therefore, if progress could be made by changing strategy, that is what to do.

    By Blogger Manley Man, at 10:11 AM  

  • Bob Rae, August 10:

    "But we are now at a point where Canada’s Afghanistan policy needs to be assessed and
    evaluated."

    By Blogger A BCer in Toronto, at 10:49 AM  

  • Great minds think alike!

    By Blogger WestmountLiberal, at 11:54 AM  

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