Monday, February 25, 2008

Let's share, but not our soldiers...

Friday's Ottawa Citizen had a bone-chilling piece of news that perhaps isn't getting as much play as it should. It's called, Canada, U.S. agree to use each other's troops in civil emergencies and nobody in Canada that I asked has heard about it.
Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other's borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal.

Neither the Canadian government nor the Canadian Forces announced the new agreement, which was signed Feb. 14 in Texas.
It hasn't been ratified yet, but it would beneficial if people started to talk about it before things become any more official. It will be less like pushing a boulder up a hill forever at that point.

Should we really be considering lending America our soldiers? I mean, look at how badly they treat their own. You wouldn't lend your laptop to someone who always leaves theirs out in the rain, or on top of the BBQ?

And as for asking the American military to help us with emergencies, that's a little like inviting vampires into your house, isn't it? Ask the Okinawans, or the Haitians, or the Iraqis, or well, anybody really.


Elliott said...

It's also been in the Herald and Globe and Mail over the past few days. Hopefully something viral can be started to get this news out especially with a potential spring election on the way.


Karl said...

As an American, I must protest this vile slander of my nation's military.

In point of fact, asking the American military to help you with emergencies is *nothing* like inviting vampires into your house. It is like inviting the Three Stooges into your porcelain shop.

I expect an immediate correction.

Sean Reilly said...

Well since you demand correction...

If what I wrote was in any way untrue, wouldn't it be more libelous than slanderous?

Karl said...

"If what I wrote was in any way untrue, wouldn't it be more libelous than slanderous?"

Sure, but "vile libel" sounds awful.