February 26, 2006

FREE RIDER SYNDROME:

Time we chipped in on continental security (Rondi Adamson, Feb. 26, 2006, Toronto Star)

Washington will forge ahead with its missile defence program — essentially, an early warning radar system — whether Canada chooses to be involved or not. The U.S. will defend Canada from a missile attack (and any other kind of attack) as best it can, whether we are involved with the program or not.

In short, we can afford to abstain, knowing the neighbour we frequently hold in such contempt, will continue to sacrifice money, time and lives, researching and carrying out new ways to secure us.

But should we continue in our role as another of the world's many armchair generals? Or should we recognize that while we are not powerful, we have much to offer in the defence of freedom.


Just because your little sister is annoying doesn't mean you let folks beat her up.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 26, 2006 9:43 AM
Comments

Besides, Canada is the U.S.' #1 trading partner, #3 oil supplier, and a major source of comedians.

Posted by: Noam Chomsky at February 26, 2006 10:53 AM

Noam, You're nothing like you were in the old days. It's a marvelous transformation. What was it that turned you toward the light?

Posted by: erp at February 26, 2006 11:52 AM

Like Saudi Arabia and its oil supplies, the Canadian comedians are of declining quality and quantity.

And I hope that Lil' Kim isn't confused by Vancouver, B.C. and Vancouver, Wash., and when the time comes decides it's best to just split the difference.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at February 26, 2006 2:36 PM

Please change "much" to, something, in the last sentence.

Posted by: Genecis at February 26, 2006 3:31 PM

I don't look forward to when Canada starts dating.

Posted by: RC at February 26, 2006 7:42 PM

erp:

I fell down some stairs and bonked my noggin - when I could see straight, it hit me: I should use my powers for GOOD, not evil.

Dunno why I couldn't see that before.

Posted by: Noam Chomsky at February 27, 2006 8:18 AM

Praise the Lord!

Posted by: erp at February 27, 2006 1:11 PM
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