President Obama wants to sacrifice more American in Afghanistan and Canada's Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, is suggesting that this might be something that Canada should support. This is in spite of the fact that there are times when he seems to know the right answer to the question; Can We Win in Afghanistan?.
Let's make sure everyone knows what we're fighting for: 'Worse than the Taliban' - new law rolls back rights for Afghan women.
Hamid Karzai has been accused of trying to win votes in Afghanistan's presidential election by backing a law the UN says legalises rape within marriage and bans wives from stepping outside their homes without their husbands' permission.
The Afghan president signed the law earlier this month, despite condemnation by human rights activists and some MPs that it flouts the constitution's equal rights provisions.
The final document has not been published, but the law is believed to contain articles that rule women cannot leave the house without their husbands' permission, that they can only seek work, education or visit the doctor with their husbands' permission, and that they cannot refuse their husband sex.