Mr. Speaker, I want to congratulate my colleague on his superb speech. I agree with much of what he has said in the House this morning.
I want to go back to the wording of the motion that is before us today. The motion actually says:
That this House condemn the government's decision to unilaterally extend the Canadian mission in Afghanistan to 2014...
It almost makes it seem that if the issue had come before a vote in this House that the member might have been okay with the extension of the mission.
I want to give the hon. member an opportunity to clarify whether he, like all of us in the NDP, believes that this extension is wrong, period, and that we should be bringing our troops home regardless of whether or not there is a vote in this House.