January 11, 2006


Grits would ban weapons in space: leaked platform (CTV.ca News, Jan. 11 2006)

Canada would lead a worldwide campaign to ban the weaponization of space under a re-elected Liberal government, according to a leaked version of the party's platform.

"Liberals are firmly opposed to the weaponization of space and recognize that the best time to prevent an arms race in space is before one begins," says the leaked document, posted on the website of the conservative Western Standard magazine.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 11, 2006 12:41 PM

What arms race in space? Who are we going to race against?

Posted by: Bryan at January 11, 2006 12:52 PM

The ChiComs. Not much of a race though.

Posted by: oj at January 11, 2006 1:13 PM

Canada leads, huh? Who follows?

Posted by: jdkelly at January 11, 2006 1:47 PM

We're just playing to our strength here. We have a lot of experience demilitarizing.

Posted by: Peter B at January 11, 2006 2:00 PM

Who exactly would enforce such a ban?

Posted by: Brandon at January 11, 2006 2:27 PM

Remember, the Canadians fear that George Bush's warmongering and space initiatives will lead to the inter-galactic invasion of Earth.

Posted by: jim hamlen at January 11, 2006 2:42 PM

Brandon - Enforcement is not necessary. The Canadians enacted Kyoto, but increased CO2 emissions. They banned guns, but increased gun violence. Likewise they will ban weapons in space, and see weapons proliferate there. The important thing is that they adopt the right posture.

Posted by: pj at January 11, 2006 3:18 PM

Simply a nutty campaign promise by a minority leader losing an election. Move along, nothing to see here.

Posted by: Flip at January 11, 2006 5:17 PM

The libs put out 12 ads via the net and other sources and had to pull the 1 about Harper wanting to put Canadian soldiers in the cities. But they have now learned about the internet where everything is cached if someone is fast enough.

They are in deep, deep, doodoo.

The soldiers are not happy.

See Daimnation for links.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 11, 2006 6:49 PM

As I have said before, this is exactly backwards. If it were possible to ban war in one place but not another, we should ban it everywhere except in space. I assume the advantages to that position are obvious: war would only affect a few professionals, the US would have a big advantage, and so on.

Posted by: Jim Miller at January 12, 2006 10:25 AM
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