With Canada rolling toward a possible election there has been a lot of focus on our contribution to the NATO mission in Afghanistan. The status of the mission is one of the possible election triggers. Stephane Dion's Liberals want Canadians to stay in Afghanistan (maybe), but in a "non-combat" role. This brilliant column by Rosie DiManno in the usually awful Toronto Star (Canada's answer to the Guardian) makes the case that Dion's plan could result in more Canadian deaths, not fewer. She ends it with the devastating line that "what the Liberals are doing out of sophistry and political self-absorption will get your sons and daughters killed."