Howard's way: Stephen Harper's twisted walk back on Iraq

From our issue of Jan. 29, 2007 this is my best attempt to trace Stephen Harper’s evolution on the Iraq war, a trajectory that would break a snake’s back. Nut graf:

I belabour these points because, as soon as the Iraq adventure went sour, Harper put as much distance as he could between himself and his erstwhile allies, Bush, Tony Blair and Australia’s John Howard. Say what you will about their wisdom; at least they stuck with their policy after it became unpopular. Harper cut and ran.

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