We, along with every other soverign nation,May 22 2004 at 9:57 PM
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has the right to act in our self defense, the defense of our way of life, our standard of life, and the safety of our citizens. Our duly elected President asked our duly elected representatives for authority to act and it was granted. You don't like that. You may be quite content to sacrifice your personal security to some “higher” institutional body (regardless of how corrupt or incompetent or with such a dismal track record of success. A “higher” body run by representatives of despots and oppressive governments ( Sudan is head of the human rights council. Gimme a break). We are not content to do that. You keep asking that there must be some higher authority than the President and Congress. In the world as it is, there isn’t. Deal with it. When Canada invents some way cool death ray, you can impose your will on us, but until that time we will act in what we deem to be in our best national interest. This is not a trade war, this is life or death. It is to our political shame that parts of one of our political parties has, at a time when this country is engaged in a war for survival, made this issue into a partisan political one, but they have, and it will be decided in the next election.
You are the citizen of a whiney, irrelevant country that at one time held a measure of respect. You have abrogated your sovereignty to hiding behind our muscle, while cursing us for being muscular, or being the lackey to a moribund, ineffectual organization that, on rare occasions, needs military manpower that can at least tie their own shoelaces. Assuming they have shoelaces. Canada serves admirably in Afghatistan, but I remember the reports of how major an effort is was just to get 1,200 troops “kitted out” to be able to operate in the field.