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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-30-11 07:27 PM
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Harper retreats on Afghan mission risks

What a nice picture. Very clear. Very sharp.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has backed away from the risk assessment he offered last fall of the Canadian military's new mission in Afghanistan, in the wake of a soldier's death there on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters in Perth, Australia, after the conclusion of a summit of Commonwealth leaders, Harper said the Canadian Forces' current role training the Afghan National Army "involves significant risks."

"Any presence in Afghanistan, as I know from my own travel there, is fraught with risk," the prime minister said Sunday. "So there will remain risk to our defence personnel."

That assessment differs from what he said when the Conservative government announced last November that 950 troops would remain in Afghanistan to help with training and aid.

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So that .... Jack that is now dead was correct!

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