Pass out the burqas. Those Asper Surrender Monkeys also known as the National Post are giving up on Afghanistan.
...given the increasingly evident reality that the country's corrupt and incompetent government isn't worth supporting -- acting as the Taliban-lite by considering enacting laws that make women the property of their husbands and male relatives -- the argument for our continued presence in Afghanistan now rests solely on our own security needs.
That means we should be open to a negotiated political solution in Afghanistan that would allow us to leave the country in the hands of any stable government committed to preventing the country from being used as a platform for international terrorism -- even if such a government included elements from the Taliban.
...It is too early to say Canada and NATO absolutely should leave in June 2011, when the current mission runs out. But if, in the intervening two years, Kabul does not do more to clean up corruption and contain radical Islamism, then we should look at any exit strategy that permits us to leave Afghanistan in a manner that does not compromise the security interests of Canada and its allies.
Whatever happened to "Support the Troops" and the firm assurances that victory was within our reach? I think the Aspers and their rag we all know and love as CanWest owe a lot of apologies to a lot of people they slimed over this.