In the United States for a quick media tour before going to Europe for meetings of the G20, Prime Minister Stephen Harper talked with Fox News’ Chris Wallace about the economy, Afghanistan and the auto industry. “Obviously, the Al Qaeda insurgency and the Al Qaeda element of this has to be—has to be eliminated. I think we agree with that,” he told Wallace, attempting to clarify his comments on the mission in Afghanistan. “I just think it would be unrealistic to suggest we’re going to eliminate every last domestic insurgent in Afghanistan. Certainly, the history of the country would indicate that’s not a very realistic objective, and I think we have to have realistic objectives.” Before leaving for D.C., Harper sat down with CTV’s Craig Oliver. Sunday afternoon, he spoke to Canwest’s Sheldon Alberts.
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