It was heartening to hear Stephen Harper say to Rick Hillier that politicians, not generals, will decide the fate of our mission in Afghanistan. It was good to see Jack Layton force the Prime Minister to reverse himself and bring the issue before the Commons. Tomorrow night's session won't be a debate. There will be no questions and answers and no vote. But the issue will get a parliamentary airing. Some of the limited allocated time will go, as it must, to paying tribute to our soldiers. But part of the opposition rhetoric will be devoted to deflecting the Harper...

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