OTTAWA -- There may never be a clear point of victory in Afghanistan, Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay said Monday while painting an optimistic picture of "extremely significant progress" in the war-ravaged country.Ah, goody. Because I was worried that without Canadian troops in Iraq, we'd be left out of the "open-ended war without an exit strategy, or even a basic objective" party. Good to know that there's more than one quagmire to go around.
"I don't know that we will see a point in time where it's like the last spike in the Canadian railroad, where we'll be able to say, 'There, a surrender is in place, there's an armistice'," MacKay told a Senate hearing. "But within Afghanistan, I think that day may arrive."
I've written before that I basically support fighting in Afghanistan, but we need to have achievable goals. If the mission objectives amount to a) kill brown people, and b) keep Harper's poll numbers up, then we need to bug out now.