Disproving the widely held perception that the Liberals couldn't possibly be any more lost than they were this time last year... Stephane Dion seems intent on making Paul Martin look arrogantly decisive.
Rather than call Duceppe's bluff by not welching on the commitment that former prime minister Paul Martin and his successor, Stephen Harper, have made to Afghanistan and the deeply committed young men and women from Canada rotating through six-month tours there, Dion has been testing the political winds.The Liberal Party got so used to governing by polls, that, in Opposition, they can't seem to make any sort of decisions all on their own.
The Liberal leader has declared that he may support a negotiated withdrawal of Canadian troops. Just who Dion intends to "negotiate" with -- NATO? The Americans? The Afhgan government? The UN? The Taliban? -- is a mystery.
Perhaps Deputy Leader Ignatieff can stiffen Dion's spine.