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Stephane Dion has some questions about our mission in Afghanistan.

He expressed concern that some trained Afghan army members don’t stay long, some defect to the Taliban and “they don’t want really to fight” the insurgency. “After all, we are speaking about people that have been able to win against the Soviet Union,” he said. “If they were willing to win against the Taliban they would not need so much training … How come those people who won against the Soviet Union need training?”