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Prime Minister Harper used few words on Friday afternoon to justify Canada taking a combat role in Iraq, and, possibly, Syria.
The nub of his appeal to Canadian public opinion was:
"This intervention is necessary to ensure regional and global security ... The evidence of the necessity of this is none better than the fact that the mission has been launched by President Obama, the leader who had withdrawn American troops and proudly ended the war in Iraq."
There you have it.
If the U.S. "President of Peace" says this war is necessary, it must be necessary.