Hold onto your hats, because it's going to be a wild ride.
Harper has long said that Afghanistan is an issue over which he would be fully prepared to wage an election. It looks like that will be put to the test in the very near future. The future of the mission depends almost entirely upon what Stephane Dion's Liberal Party intends to do; the Bloc and the NDP have flat-out said that they'll vote against any extension. Will we see a repeat of the fiscal update? Will we see a major schism? Will the Liberals support their stated principles of humanitarian intervention? Stay tuned.