Kevin Michael Grace comments on Stephen Harper's claim that he wouldn't have sent troops to Iraq. It seems Harper voted against a motion to keep the troops at home, back in March of 2003.


I'm reposting these Harper quotes which I included in a post last month, because they underscore the current topic:

from Hansard, Jan 29, 2003

(Stephen Harper):"We have called for participation in the predeployment exercises."

(Stephen Harper): "Make no mistake, Saddam's behaviour to date indicates that he will not honour diplomatic solutions so long as they are not accompanied by a threat of intervention. The least sign of weakness or hesitation on our part will be interpreted as incitement.... We believe that Canada cannot stand on the sidelines in such a moment.... Canada will be counted."