Friday, February 25, 2005
hey George, we got somethin' for ya
Canada has decided that it will no longer participate in the monumental waste of taxpayer money and boondoggle for the benefit of the military industrial complex that is the missile defense system.
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that damned thing doesn't work -- the "Star Wars" system recently failed its fifth test (each test costing $86 million). As one blogger noted, "I guess "missile" is catchier than 'huge pointy paper weight,' though the latter is currently a more accurate description."
So the US, of course, respecting Canada's sovierengty...nah, scratch that. The US respected nothing, and resorted to the BuchCo. bully trump card -- they threatened 'em.
"We simply cannot understand why Canada would, in effect, give up its sovereignty - its seat at the table - to decide what to do about a missile that might be coming toward Canada," came the blunt warning from Paul Cellucci, Ambassador to Canada.
Excuise me? Did he actually say that? Uh, well, yes, he did. Translation -- fuck you, Canada, we'll do what we damn well please, not that we really planned on doing anything else anyway, but how dare you refuse to pick up your share of the tab for our gross miscalculation and arrogance.
Canada announced that instead, the would be spending its defense budget on protecting their coasts and borders, a strategy that might actually protect them from somebody who obviously means them harm -- King George II.
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