Saturday, January 28, 2006

Mark Steyn: Democracy fells yet another anti-American government

An Act of Hygiene

. . . John Kerry pledged that, under his leadership, "America will rejoin the community of nations"--by which he meant Jacques Chirac, Gerhard Schroeder, the Belgian guy . . .

. . . John Kerry may have wanted to "rejoin the community of nations." Instead, "the community of nations" has joined John Kerry, windsurfing off Nantucket in electric-yellow buttock-hugging Lycra, or whatever he's doing these days.

Aw, but the Canuck government wasn't so all-fired anti-American, now, were they? you ask. Well, I have to say, yes, but even more so, anti-militaristic:

In April 2002, the Pentagon wished to confer the Bronze Star on five snipers from the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in Afghanistan for their service in . . . killing the enemy. Ottawa put the request on hold, relenting grudgingly only after the matter was made public. It seems the Canadian government's main objection was a reluctance to let it be known that our military still, er, shoots people, and extremely accurately. [Steyn's ellipsis, for emphasis]

Canada has amazing soldiers who are pathetically underequipped. I hope they start getting the funding they need and deserve -- and I hope young Canadians really begin answering the call to follow in this proud service to their country.

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Anonymous Snookie said...

Ah yes... "bleeding-heart syndrome". Neuter the military, spend the money elsewhere on useless programs we don't need, and rely on the US for protection and help. More apologising for our heritage and past. Gggrrrrrrrrr. Our military... our "dirty lil secret", Shhhhhh! Bloody leftist bleeding-hearts! Given time, I'm sure our soldiers would be like our Border guards..."STOP! or I'll say 'BANG!'

1/29/2006 12:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Snookie said...

I'd really love to see our military regain the reputation it had in WWI and WWII. Not only for size, but for it's fighting spirit and ability. When the enemy goes out of it's way to avoid our "diggers", then you know they do their job well!

2/01/2006 03:04:00 AM  

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