Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Least Surprising News Story Of The Week

McKenna resigns as US ambassador.

In other, completely unrelated news, David Herle is also clearing his schedule.


  • Canada 'already part' of missile defence: McKenna

    Globe and Mail Update

    Tuesday, February 22, 2005

    The next ambassador to the United States raised the stakes in the debate over missile defence program by saying Tuesday that Canada is already a part of the controversial program.

    Frank McKenna said that Canadian participation is such that he does not know what more could be asked by the United States, an argument that could remove the need for the minority Liberals to make a contentious decision on ballistic missile defence (BMD)

    So are the Liberals for or against the USA? Is Frank McKenna showing duplicitious ideas? In Canada. We'll find out.

    By Blogger Fighting for Democracy, at 6:40 p.m.  

  • Can you imagine the new attack ads.

    Frank McKenna
    In Canada.
    Lived in Washington.
    Had dinner with Americans.
    Did he enjoy the company?
    Did he watch American TV?
    He isn't saying.
    He's running for the Liberal Leadership.
    But Liberals don't like people with ties to Americans.
    In Canada.
    We're not making this up.

    By Blogger Fighting for Democracy, at 6:50 p.m.  

  • I really hope McKenna wins.

    This guy reminds me so much of Dithers.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:10 p.m.  

  • Indeed, it *is* completely unrelated. McKenna won't let Herle or any of those other idiots near him.

    He is a smart guy.

    As far as missile defence goes, the man stated a fact, "McKenna told reporters Canada was already a part of the U.S. National Missile Defense (NMD) ... through an amendment to the NORAD agreement made on August 5, 2004, which granted U.S. access to NORAD's missile warning systems explicitly for use in NMD." (Wikipedia)

    Just because Dithers balked at the program due to its unpopularity, does not change the fact that Canada did get engaged in helping the Americans get the system moving with the above. The difference? Dithers lies, McKenna tells the truth even if it is unpopular.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:17 p.m.  

  • Remember the last Liberal leadership race, or non race... as it eventually became after the absolute jackboot,steam roller,rule fixing,membership form controlling,executive overthrowing, (insert your favourite tactic) ... "Martinites" engineered a virtual coronation.

    Well my fellow Liberals..just insert the name McKenna wherever Martin appears in your individual memory... same "Board", same style, the deal was done when McKenna agreed not to run last time.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:42 a.m.  

  • Thanks for this article, really useful piece of writing.

    By Anonymous, at 6:07 a.m.  

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