Monday, May 30, 2005

Ghost of a Flea

These days, we've become accustomed to thinking of the Canadians as kinda squishy, and as fair-weather friends in the global fight against tyrrany.

It appears that the rumors of Canadian squishiness may have been greatly exaggerated. Check out the Ghost of a Flea blog for more.


Blogger Andrew said...

Are you accustomed to thinking that about Canadians?

Have you asked a Canadian why he or she didn't want Canada to participate in the war in Iraq?

11:16 AM  
Blogger Eman said...

I am accustomed to thinking that about Canadians, and I have, actually, discussed with at least two Canadians their opinions about the War in Iraq.

One was in favor of Canadian involvement in Iraq. The other was opposed to "shedding Canadian blood for nothing but to make Halliburton wealthier."

Of course, discussion with a person having the second opinion often becomes not so much a discussion as much as a review of rally slogans distributed by leftist "peace" groups.

If a person believes that there is NO set of circumstances under which force is ever justified, there is really no point in trying to engage in reasoned discussion as to WHEN force is justified.

Personally, if I were to employ the logic generally employed by the "peace" activists, I might come to the conclusion that Canadian opposition to the war is rooted in Canada's strong self-interest in high oil prices, but I'm not sure I'm that cynical.

12:29 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

You sound bitter, but more importantly, you sound unwilling to listen to an opinion other than one in agreeance with yours.

You also seem eager to use terms like "leftist" and "peace" in a derogatory manner.

5:03 PM  

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