POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
No, Mr. Peter MacKay, you are wrong.
Canadians understand what Afghanistan represents quite well.
That's precisely why they are opposed to the "mission" or at least to its extension beyond the Harper-bestowed extension.
In fact, I think that Canadians understand so well, and you know perfectly well they do, that you are not just wrong, you are dishonest.
It won't be the first time for you, will it? Public dishonesty for you seems to come rather easily. That's precisely why Harper has put you in your new post.
What you clearly want is not to explain better but to propagandize and manipulate, and I'm sure you will busy yourself with doing just those things.