Mr. Speaker, former Canadian ambassador David Mulroney said it best. We have learned hard lessons from Afghanistan, one of which is that clear objectives are critical to avoid quagmires. The government's combat mission in Iraq does not have those.
Last weekend, Mr. Mulroney was asked how to measure something like degrading ISIL, and he said, “You can't.”
We need a clear, measurable definition of success, which the government has so far been unable to provide.
What are the objective standards of success for this combat mission?