Friday, February 25, 2005
Canadian logic . .
I found this paragraph particularly interesting:
"Canada's a sovereign nation and we would expect and insist on being consulted on any intrusion into our air space."
. . . after all, we need to determine what the inbound missile's intentions are; to examine the root causes of it's apparent hostility and recognize the inevitable fact that it is our own Western culture that has brought this hostility down upon us . . .
Sigh. That's fine. We won't waste a missile to defend you.
Except, of course, we will, and will receive no thanks for so doing (instead, we will be vilified, perhaps even sued or at the least officially protested for raining missile debris down upon Canada/the ocean/whatever).
And yet, knowing these things, we will defend Canada anyway. Part of what it is to be American, I suppose: you don't stand by and let your neighbor get mugged if you can do something about it.