After recently being bold enough to refuse US demands to join them in the inane and quite frankly not working missile defense shielf project (something Australia still seems to be all for – naturally), a former Canadian government minister writes an open letter to critics in both the US and Canada. And makes an incredible amount of sense:
I’m glad you’ve decided to get over your fit of pique and venture north to visit your closest neighbour. It’s a chance to learn a thing or two. Maybe more.
I know it seems improbable to your divinely guided master in the White House that mere mortals might disagree with participating in a missile-defence system that has failed in its last three tests, even though the tests themselves were carefully rigged to show results.
But, gosh, we folks above the 49th parallel are somewhat cautious types who can’t quite see laying down billions of dollars in a three-dud poker game…”