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Jack Layton calls for troop withdrawal

Wrong mission for Canada: Layton calls for troop withdrawal

Thu 31 Aug 2006

OTTAWA – NDP Leader Jack Layton today called for withdrawal of Canadian troops from the counter-insurgency mission in southern Afghanistan. Troop withdrawal should begin as soon as possible and be complete by February 2007.

“This is not the right mission for Canada. It is not clearly defined, there is no exit strategy and it is unbalanced in that it focuses on counter-insurgency and not peace keeping,” said Layton.

“New Democrats support our Canadian Forces,” said Layton. “We grieve with each family that loses a loved one in this and all conflicts, or sees a loved one injured in the line of duty. It is precisely because of this deep respect for our soldiers that we have consistently asked tough questions of the Harper government—a government which is keeping Canadians in harms’ way without clearly-articulated objectives, timelines, or criteria for success.”

“New Democrats understand the need to send troops into combat and the risks involved. We support and have supported appropriate missions. Our duty is to ensure that Canada participates in missions where the objectives and mandate are clear and where there are clear criteria for success. This is not such a mission,” said Layton.

Layton said, “New Democrats have a clear, comprehensive vision that moves Canada in the right direction - where our role in Afghanistan is through humanitarian aid, reconstruction, and a comprehensive peace process - not a George Bush style counter-insurgency war.”

“We must continue to work multilaterally to get tough on terrorism,” said Layton. “But, we also understand that making the world a safer place requires us to go much further. Issues like combating global poverty, international development assistance, reforming international institutions, peace building and securing human rights are all part of the solution.”

Statement by NDP Leader Jack Layton
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23 comment(s):

natch ctv had a pole online and their conservative followers voted 'no' to layton's propsal. wonder what the reaction would be if conscription were introduced....i think we'd see a lot of cons suddenly saying, 'well, i think we've been there long enough, time to pull out, things went well, we did our job'

By Blogger Scout, at 11:38 PM  

That's for sure! Then they wouldn't be so quick to commit other people as cannon fodder, would they? A bunch of arm-chair chicken hawks who've never seen a war up close and personal, they have no idea. I have, and know how horrible it is, and wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

By Anonymous Annamarie, at 1:21 AM  

I not sure, we are going to win this War on Terrorism, maybe we should think about how to make peace. A pull-out of afghanistan maybe, I not sure however.
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