The Harper government has decreed that May 9 will be a "National Day of Honour" to commemorate our contribution to the failed Afghanistan war.
If there is one over-arching lesson to be learned from our tragic involvement in this farce, it is that Canada would be far better off without being bound by NATO obligations to go along with whatever foolishness the Pentagon deems the next critical mission to save freedom and democracy.
Not only would we be better off; so would the Afghans.
But the Harper gang has to paint a happy face on this abject failure.
Let's do justice to those who gave their lives to this meaningless and unnecessary conflict by declaring May 9 "Get Canada out of NATO" day.