Observers will of course strain to recall this headline from bearly two years ago:
Layton suggests talks with Taliban
The Globe And Mail
Friday, September 1, 2006
OTTAWA -- Canada should withdraw its troops from the current mission in southern Afghanistan and invite Taliban fighters to peace talks, NDP Leader Jack Layton said yesterday.
What was then greeted with bitter mockery and/or spilled Chardonnay in the Blue and Red camps is today seen as a common sense solution to an intractable war.
UPDATE: Aaron Wherry also sees the humour in Jack Layton's vindication.