Reading this thread is better than watching the Comedy Channel....
Canada's future lies with the US. We should support this US peace initiative.
Canada has de-facto handed over its national defence responsibility to the United States already. It is only right that the Canadian taxpayer stops feeding at the American trough and contributes Canada's fair share of the costs involved.
The US is a benign superpower who has always protected fellow allies and democracies. The US is our protector and saviour. Any missile shield to protect the US will also protect Canada.
How short your memory is. Millions of young American men gave their lives in the 1940s to save Canada from the Nazis. If it wasn't for the United States you would be speaking German today. And what did they get in return? A country that is too snooty to thank them for it but always willing to take more charity on military issues.
Avt007, I think I need to check you history of the Aleutian Campaign. The Japanese could very easily have ended up in BC if it hadn't had been fought.
Hehe...I didn't realize that the Japanese spoke German....
B747-437B, buy a history book and read. Then get yourself an atlas and find out where exactly Canada is. Here's a hint. Its not wedged between France and Germany. Then come back and comment.
YYZ717, buy some nail polish remover and try to have your lips removed from Bush's ass.
L-188, but one of those travel books about Japan and learn what language they speak.
The US, this "benign" superpower under Bush is one the biggest threats to peace in the history of the world. If the US is so involved in saving Canada from the nasties in the world, then tell me why THEY are the ones under attack all the time.
It was the WTC that got bombed and eventually flattened. It was a US warship that got hit by terrorists. It was US army barracks that got bombed. Canada has been there to offer whatever support we could during the US's military fiascos but let's remember who is the target. Not us. We just don't piss anyone off like the US does. We chose diplomacy over intimidation and we NEVER bring our association with the US to the table in international negotiation.
By the way, Canadians fought not only in global conflicts like WWI and WWII, but also Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan etc etc.
We drew the line at the unilateral invasion of Iraq because we understand the value in honoring our commitments to the UN and other international agreements. The Bush administration joins some other past presidents in waging war for no good reason and I am proud that Canada has distanced itself from this lunatic.