Colour me shocked. A sitting Prime Minister, sticking his neck out in the world, and not just for a tan. Harper went to visit the troops in Afghanistan yesterday and not just a fly-by-night either. Bunking with them, breaking bread with them, things that recent Prime Ministers only did in the comforts of Turks and Caicos or Cancun, not Kandihar.

It is about time that politicians started appreciating and showing support for our military.