He also took several shots at the opposition, particularly on defence.
"We remind people, and we remind people especially at times like these, that the peace, the prosperity and the liberty we enjoy were earned by our men and women in uniform and they continue to defend and protect these values on our behalf all around the world."
Mr. Harper complained that his government had received "hundreds of questions" from the opposition on the "allegations of Taliban prisoners," referring to suggestions of abuse among detained prisoners in Afghanistan.
There is only one reason why "hundreds of questions" were posed on the detainee issue, complete Conservative incompetence. Harper criticizes the opposition, when the whole display was created by the gang that can't shoot straight. A two day story was elevated to maelstorm because the government had no answers, or conflicting answers, depending on the time of day. I would challenge Harper to find one non-partisan observer who didn't conclude the government handled the entire issue poorly. A nice attempt at spin, turn your own incompetence into a question of supporting the troops.