Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Speaking of the NDP, Forget About Libya

The NDP is opposing renewal of the Libya mission, but I do believe that it will not matter.  Majority government is new to Canada these days, but perhaps the NDP knows it can take an easy position--opposing a military mission for which it has no responsibility.  I do believe the mission will go ahead, no matter what was said a few months ago.  Libya is a good mission for the Harper government--no casualties, Canada plays a leading role via LtGen Bouchard, most other NATO countries are doing far less.  I still doubt that any Canadian troops would ever be deployed, but the air mission is one that Canada can sustain with its relatively small air force for a while longer.

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