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Sunday, February 27, 2005

The last 1000 words on BMD

Great cartoon at Cox and Forkum.

Posted by Paul Tuns on February 27, 2005 in Canadian Politics | Permalink

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I found one in the Kitchener Record this weekend that was great. I posted it on my site here (http://politicalstaples.blogspot.com/2005/02/oscar-blogging_27.html). And remember the Record is part of the Toronto Star chain.

Posted by: Greg Staples | 2005-02-28 6:40:34 AM


The US shouldn't be worried about our position on BMD. It is in fact the same as the invasion of Iraq. Say one thing...do another. During the run up to the invasion, the PM said the war was illegal and we wouldn't have anything to do with it. But...about 50 Canadian officers took part in the attack with the US and Brit units they were seconded to. As soon as Baghdad fell the feds immediately complained about not getting reconstruction contracts. A Canadian even served as Deputy Commander, Administration, US III Corps in Baghdad. Meanwhile the Navy took part in joint operations with the USN in the Arabian Sea.

The US should learn we have one position for public consumption in Quebec and we have our real unstated position, which is usually much more helpful to our allies. Granted we should support our friends a great deal more but the Liberals know without Quebec they're sunk so they feel they must regularly give the folks back home some good old anti-Americanism to crow about.

This sort of thing should indicate our real problem isn't threat of Quebec independance but that we cannot get Quebec to leave. As long as Anglo Canada is tethered to Quebec we will continue to be a laughing stock. Look at Australia for what we could and should be.

Posted by: M Shannon | 2005-02-28 11:15:22 PM



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