Let’s beat on Canada…AGAIN!

Don’t these right-wing assholes have anything better to do with their time?

Fox News host Neil Cavuto highlighted Martin’s remark at a news conference that the United States is a ”reticent nation” lacking a ”global conscience” on climate change.

”So have the Canadians gotten a little too big for their britches?” Cavuto asked.

”Could our neighbours to the north soon be our enemies?”

Douglas MacKinnon, a press secretary to former Republican senator Bob Dole, also recently accused Canada of harbouring terrorists.

”Can Canada really be considered our friend anymore?” he asked in a recent commentary in the right-wing Washington Times newspaper.

”What other question can be asked when the Canadian government not only willingly allows Islamic terrorists into their country but does nothing to stop them from entering our nation?”

Um, guys…as I’ve recently stated, climate change affects YOU, too. You can’t escape it, no matter how deep you stick your head up Dubya’s ass. And while I’m sure you’re finding it quite warm in there, the atmosphere can’t be any too pleasant…

Seriously, though: that terrorism charge has gotten old. And it’s not even accurate, seeing as Ahmed Ressam was caught at the border by one of your own, using good old-fashioned policing (no domestic spying or surveillance necessary). We didn’t know him from Adam. Besides, all 19 of the 9-11 hijackers came through your own international airports on legitimate visas, not by sneaking across the border from Canada. We do not harbor terrorists, but a good argument can be made that you do. Plus, the very idea that we let him in just to terrorize you is absurd. We have nothing to gain by that. You have nothing that we want.

We, on the other hand, have plenty that you want. Oil, gold, diamonds, uranium, superior softwood lumber…shall I list them all? We’re a resource-rich country, and we’re also quite sovereign. We can refuse to sell to you at any time, you know, and in fact, we should…all we have to do is throw NAFTA down the shafta (and Latin America will cast CAFTA right afta.) Without those false “free” trade agreements, you’ll be in the tapioca. And your army is overextended, so you can’t very well fight us for it without the rest of the world coming to beat on you.

All this Canada-bashing is quite unseemly, considering you should be coming to us cap in hand, not the other way around. Linda McQuaig is right–we need leaders to stand up to you people. YOU are the ones who’ve gotten too big for YOUR britches.

If anyone wonders why I envy Venezuelans their Chavez, or Bolivians their Evo Morales…well, now you know. We just don’t have that kind of cojones in charge up here, and I desperately wish we did.

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