Ignatieff will say no to Obama

Even if the new prez asks Canada to stick around in Afghanistan

He’s been condemned as a hawk for his initial support of the Iraq invasion, but according to an interview in today’s Sun, the new Liberal leader has gone public with his view that Canadian mission should end as scheduled in 2011 — even if President Obama asks us to reconsider. “We want to stay involved on the political side; we want to stay involved on the diplomatic side,” he told the Sun in an wide-ranging pre-budget interview. “But we feel we’ve made a decade-long contribution and we think it’s time to come home … my short answer is ‘No.’

Ottawa Sun