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"It’s going to require much more," MacKay said on the steps of the Pentagon alongside Robert Gates after a half hour meeting about Afghanistan.
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MacKay was qualifying Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent pronouncement that the war in Afghanistan is not winnable.
"We’re not going to win this war just by staying," Harper said in an interview on CNN that aired Sunday.
"Quite frankly, we are not going to ever defeat
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The opposition has accused Harper of a dramatic about face on Afghanistan since he made those comments, pointing out he once pledged not to pull out of the war torn country until the job was done.
Three more Canadian soldiers died in Afghanistan this week.
MacKay said Canada was ending its combat role in 2011 as planned because it’s the will of Parliament and the Canadian people, but he added it was not washing its hands entirely of Afghanistan.
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State Department spokesman Robert Wood said he expected Iran would be also be issued an invite.
After his visit to the Pentagon a day earlier, MacKay meets Friday on Capitol Hill with the two Democrats who lead the House Armed Services committee, Michigan Sen. Carl Levin and Missouri Rep. Ike Skelton.
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