Mr. Martin, Antagonist of America

Are we allowed to discuss other Anglo-American cousins here at Headlife, i.e. the Canadians?

Canada’s PM is acting like an Arab politician at the moment, using anti-U.S. Americanism as a cheap political rallying point in the run-up to Canada’s election. CNN reports that Prime Minister Paul Martin escalated a war of words with the United States on Wednesday, telling Washington not to dictate to him what topics he can raise in the run-up to Canada’s January 23 election. Good thing that Mr. Martin makes this clear or else the whole world might think that Canada is subject to the U.S., and on his watch no less. We wouldn’t want the world to think that the largest economy in the world and its largest trading partner actually get along, would we?

Still, the U.S. Ambassador to Canada must have been smoking crack as he played right into the hands of anti-U.S. political rhetoric when, according to CNN, he warned Canadian politicians on Tuesday not to bash the United States as part of their campaigning. On the one hand, you have an imperialistic ambassador, and on the other, a weak PM who resorts to the same tactics as petty politicians in the Gaza strip, Syria, and Iran.

Maybe the Mother country can save the day? It’s always so sad to see siblings fight, especially when they are leading the free world.


One comment

  1. Well, he’s gone. We’ll see whether Mr. Harper chooses to act like an Arab politician in how he uses Canada’s relationship with the United States for political points in his term of office.


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