Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Damn. And I thought Paul Cellucci was an un-diplomatic, un-ambassadorial busybody trying to interfere in Canadian affairs and trying to make us bend the knee and meekly obey his tantrum-throwing masters in Washington.
But his replacement, David Wilkins, looks to be unbelievably worse. And boy, that's saying something.
In the Globe and Mail today, the article U.S. ambassador takes aim at Martin comments
The Bush administration issued a sharp, public rebuke Tuesday to Prime Minister Paul Martin for dragging the Canadian-U.S. relationship into the federal election campaign.
Ambassador David Wilkins said Canada risks damaging one of the world's best relationships by focusing on short-term political gain.
"It may be smart election-year politics to thump your chest and criticize your friend and your No. 1 trading partner constantly," Mr. Wilkins said in a speech to the Canadian Club at the historic Chateau Laurier Hotel, next door to Parliament Hill.
Mr. Martin, who touted a more mature relationship with the United States as one his priorities when he became prime minister in 2003, has been talking a hard line against Washington throughout this autumn's heated election run-up.
The prime minister has been particularly critical of the U.S. position on softwood lumber duties and failure to ratify the Kyoto accord on greenhouse gas emissions.
Mr. Wilkins, a long-time supporter and confidant of President George W. Bush, did not mention Mr. Martin by name in the speech, but left absolutely no doubt who he was targeting.
Less than a week after Mr. Martin raised hackles in Washington by specifically naming the United States for lacking a global conscience on climate change, Mr. Wilkins threw the words back at the prime minister.
There's more, ad nauseaum. Whine whine whine. And of course, lest we spit back at him that we are a sovereign nation that is perfectly entitled to criticize anything the damn Bushies do that directly affects us, Wilkins offers what the Bush crowd assumes is the Perpetual Excuse for them to demand instant and slavish obedience from, well, anybody in the world:
"Bottom line: Canada should understand that 9-11 forever changed my country," Mr. Wilkins said of the September 2001 terrorist attacks.
Oh, for gods' sake, Wilkins. Time to grow up and get over your damn selves. That handy dandy excuse ran out of currency pretty much the moment your country initiated its utterly unjustified and immoral aggression against Iraq. The 9/11 ice is so thin that you don't have many missteps left. And it certainly does not justify your targetting Canada. Period. EVER. Period.
But hold on a minute. The American regime criticizing *US* for criticizing them? Like we, whose entire country they are affecting by their actions, have no RIGHT to protest when their actions affect us adversely?
Let's do a little bit of reading, shall we, for fun? Look at this list:
Bush critical of Iran elections
Rumsfeld critical of nations delaying war
Rumsfeld's Acid Tongue Burns Europe, Making Compromise Tougher
Bush criticizes Putin on democracy's slide
Bush Criticizes EU Plans to Lift China Arms Embargo
Bush Criticizes Planned Taiwan Referendum
Bush criticizes Malaysian leader on his remarks
U.S. Criticizes China on Currency
Bush Criticizes Burma, Haiti on Drug Trafficking
U.S. criticizes Chavez for nuke ambitions
Bush criticizes Spanish pullout
Bush criticizes deal dividing Europe after WWII [Wow, they leave NO stone unturned, do they??]
President Bush criticizes Iran
Bush criticizes the Egyptian government attacks of peaceful demonstrators
Bush Criticizes Syria, Iran As Instable
Bush criticizes Zimbabwe regime
Bush criticizes Israeli settlement building
Rumsfeld criticizes Saudis, Jordan for wait-and-see stance on Iraq
Rumsfeld Criticizes Iran's President-elect as 'No Friend of Democracy'
Rumsfeld Criticizes Spain for Venezuela Weapons Sale
Rumsfeld Criticizes N.A.T.O. Members For Delaying Preparations To Defend Turkey [And yet, see below...]
Rumsfeld Criticizes Turks [Make up your damn mind, Don!]
Rumsfeld criticizes China's priorities
Rumsfeld criticizes nations trying to delay war
Rice criticizes Russian plan for crackdown
Rice Criticizes Iran on First Trip Abroad
Rice Criticizes Allies In Call for Democracy
Rice Criticizes Venezuelan President Chavez at Confirmation Hearing
Rice criticizes Israeli plans
CNN.com - Rice criticizes Syria at Mideast summit
Rice Criticizes Europe Over Secret Prisons Complaints
Rice Criticizes Saudi Regime over Jailed Activists
Rice criticizes Cairo on violence, justice
Okay, okay, I'll stop now. You can put away the vomit bucket.
One wonders if there is any country on the planet the American government WON'T criticize or HAVEN'T criticized.
And yet we Canadians are not ALLOWED to criticize American policies that DIRECTLY AFFECT US?
My first response to Wilkins, as well as to the Bush crowd's tantrum thrown last week on the same subject, was: If You Can't Take It, You Can Damn Well Stop Dishing It Out, Morons!
But I've come to prefer a different response instead: FUCK OFF.
And now let's toss Wilkins out of our country.
12/13/2005 04:04:00 PM [+]