harper on afghanistan

the following is an interview that the cbc did with canadian prime minister stephen harper. basically, the interview is harper's attempt at some sort of media control, to reassert the government's position on afghanistan, in the light of numerous canadian deaths and what would seem like a successful military front in operation medusa. his message seems to be to stay the course. at least for another two years when they re-assess the mission in afghanistan.

i have to say, it's about time media-shy harper did something like this. i don't know if he necessarily convinces anyone who has doubts about the mission, but i don't think that was necessarily the intent. it was actually nice to hear him give some frank opinions on the topic. here is the full interview in two parts: