Frank McKenna demonstates another reason why I’m really happy he didn’t accept coronation as Liberal heir: Canada should rethink missile defense with the US to better our chances of at least a reach-around or a kiss on the neck. His logic is almost Bushian. He says:
We must never forget that another 9/11, or a major event of a similar nature that resulted from a laxness with respect to Canadian security, would have a profound impact on trade between the two countries and, consequently, our national wealth.
Did you catch that? Apparently 9/11 would have been prevented with a working missile defense system! He’s got Bush 911itis! Certainly we should protect ourselves against terrorists, but really, where does missile defense fit into this? Blow the billions on defending our goddamned ports and I’m sure our neighbours to the south would be far more pleased. Oh, except the greedheads at Boeing, but I bet even they could get a piece of the port pie, too. Anyway, he goes on:
Americans on this one just never understood our position. They thought it was poorly communicated and they couldn’t understand why, when they weren’t asking for anything from us, why we were so hostile to participating even in a dialogue about the defence of North America, including Canada.
Sooooo, maybe the problem Frank, is that we have to better communicate our position rather than change it? Nah, you’re right, let’s change it.