The opposition New Democrats are raising the spectre of “mission creep” amid calls for Parliament to have a debate and vote before Canada sends any military personnel to Iraq.
NDP defence critic Jack Harris says Canadians need to have a good idea of what the country is getting into and how far it is willing to go before sending troops into harms way.
“The Iraq War, the Libya situation, Afghanistan, mission creep has been a feature of these events,” he said, referring to the phenomenon of military missions unintentionally growing in size and scope.
“We need to be cautious about what commitments we’re …read more
Source: Ottawa Citizen