.....Canada strongly supports the UN. Despite its flaws, of course the US has no flaws...despite the flaws of the UN, Canada still believes in the UN potential. Because of this belief, Canada believed the US was wrong to circumvent the UN process...Canada believed there was a better way than the US going to War Against Iraq. As stated a billion times, Canada sides with the US in the War on Terror, but we believe you are wrong to initiate the War Against Iraq, and yes, we believe they are two different things...why? Because they are.
.....Well then, just for argument sake, if patrolling the no fly zones was a continuation of the Gulf War, meaning, the Gulf War never ended, why are you surprised the Iraqis are shooting at planes patrolling Iraqi territory? I mean, if you believe the war was still ongoing, then it's perfectly normal for Iraq to fight back...yes? No? Me, I don't believe the Gulf War was ongoing...but it appears that's what you're saying...so why the surprise?
.....As for what Russia and France were doing, sure...get mad at them, they were breaking the rules. Considering the sanctions against Iraq, again, you're surpised that Hussein would deal with somebody offering him what he needs and wants? Just a little naive, don't you think? But as for France and Russia, well, regardless of what they were doing, that does not justify attacking Iraq...D'