Hamilton Conservative MP David Sweet backs extending military mission in Iraq

News Mar 19, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

 By Kevin Werner, News Staff

 Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale Conservative MP David Sweet is supportive of extendingCanada’s military mission to Iraq beyond its April deadline.

But he’s withholding any backing of a mission that expands into Syria until he sees more details about the military campaign.

“I would be supportive of the way (the mission) is presently,” said Sweet. “Other parameters I would have to look at it first.”

Prime Minister Stephen Harper indicated March 18 his government will be extending Canada’s six-month military mission to fight Islamic extremists inIraqthat began last fall. The mission, which is set to expire in early April, attacks bases of the Islamic State within Iraq. Harper said further details will be presented next week when he seeks Parliamentary endorsement.

The extended mission could include expanding the campaign by sending CF-18s into Syria.

“I understand we may need to extend it,” said Sweet.

In revealing the air mission last fall, Harper said Canadian warplanes would not attack targets insideSyriawithout “clear support” from that country.

The Liberals and the NDP opposed the mission.

Canada has six CF-18 jets attacking targets inIraq, and 69 Canadian special force soldiers in northernIraqtraining Iraqi and Kurdish fighters. Since March the jets have flown 412 sorties.

Sweet describes ISIS as a “diabolical organization” that has been involved in genocide and murder.

“We’ve been (inIraq) to give Iraqi forces capability to look after their security,” said Sweet. “I’m supportive of what our forces have done there.”

Hamilton Conservative MP David Sweet backs extending military mission in Iraq

News Mar 19, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

 By Kevin Werner, News Staff

 Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale Conservative MP David Sweet is supportive of extendingCanada’s military mission to Iraq beyond its April deadline.

But he’s withholding any backing of a mission that expands into Syria until he sees more details about the military campaign.

“I would be supportive of the way (the mission) is presently,” said Sweet. “Other parameters I would have to look at it first.”

Prime Minister Stephen Harper indicated March 18 his government will be extending Canada’s six-month military mission to fight Islamic extremists inIraqthat began last fall. The mission, which is set to expire in early April, attacks bases of the Islamic State within Iraq. Harper said further details will be presented next week when he seeks Parliamentary endorsement.

The extended mission could include expanding the campaign by sending CF-18s into Syria.

“I understand we may need to extend it,” said Sweet.

In revealing the air mission last fall, Harper said Canadian warplanes would not attack targets insideSyriawithout “clear support” from that country.

The Liberals and the NDP opposed the mission.

Canada has six CF-18 jets attacking targets inIraq, and 69 Canadian special force soldiers in northernIraqtraining Iraqi and Kurdish fighters. Since March the jets have flown 412 sorties.

Sweet describes ISIS as a “diabolical organization” that has been involved in genocide and murder.

“We’ve been (inIraq) to give Iraqi forces capability to look after their security,” said Sweet. “I’m supportive of what our forces have done there.”

Hamilton Conservative MP David Sweet backs extending military mission in Iraq

News Mar 19, 2015 Hamilton Mountain News

 By Kevin Werner, News Staff

 Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale Conservative MP David Sweet is supportive of extendingCanada’s military mission to Iraq beyond its April deadline.

But he’s withholding any backing of a mission that expands into Syria until he sees more details about the military campaign.

“I would be supportive of the way (the mission) is presently,” said Sweet. “Other parameters I would have to look at it first.”

Prime Minister Stephen Harper indicated March 18 his government will be extending Canada’s six-month military mission to fight Islamic extremists inIraqthat began last fall. The mission, which is set to expire in early April, attacks bases of the Islamic State within Iraq. Harper said further details will be presented next week when he seeks Parliamentary endorsement.

The extended mission could include expanding the campaign by sending CF-18s into Syria.

“I understand we may need to extend it,” said Sweet.

In revealing the air mission last fall, Harper said Canadian warplanes would not attack targets insideSyriawithout “clear support” from that country.

The Liberals and the NDP opposed the mission.

Canada has six CF-18 jets attacking targets inIraq, and 69 Canadian special force soldiers in northernIraqtraining Iraqi and Kurdish fighters. Since March the jets have flown 412 sorties.

Sweet describes ISIS as a “diabolical organization” that has been involved in genocide and murder.

“We’ve been (inIraq) to give Iraqi forces capability to look after their security,” said Sweet. “I’m supportive of what our forces have done there.”