Canadian Prime Minister Ready to Throw in the Towel in Afghanistan
- Published: Wednesday, 10 September 2008 21:41
10 September 2008
Canada PM: Troops home from Afghanistan in 2011
By ROB GILLIES
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's prime minister vowed Wednesday to pull troops from Afghanistan in 2011, the first time he has said Canadian forces will leave the country.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper said that Canadians do not want to keep soldiers in Afghanistan beyond then and that 10 years of war is enough.
"You have to put an end date on these things," Harper told reporters during a breakfast briefing. "We intend to end it."
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