Sunday, June 11, 2017


Early last week, and out of the blue, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland stood up in the House of Commons to deliver a speech on the supposedly more modern political reality that Canada could no longer count on America to have its back.
The reason, at least in the eyes of the governing Liberals, was that the United States now had an America First president in Donald Trump who would more likely sit in the Oval Office and do nothing should Canada be suddenly invaded by hostiles.

1 comment:

  1. The substance of her speech that the US is giving up many of its traditional global roles was mostly correct. But the premises for the US doing so and the justifiers for Canada's response were out and out lies. The US has diminishing global support for whatever it does. There is simply no value in continuing to shell out multibillions for people who are constantly deriding your efforts.