After declining to lend even token political support to the BMD,
Prime Minister Paul Martin is insisting the United States seek permission before firing any missiles over Canada.More political posturing… Does he really think the Americans would wait for a Liberal leader, especially this Liberal leader, to make a decision that impacts the defense of their territory? It would take at least a couple of days to even get the poll results in! Paul Martin's protestations comes across as petulant and immaterial after effectively establishing Canada's insignificance as a defense partner and ally.
Update: Victor from Canada Free Press tears down Paul Martin's defenses:
The American proposal would have given us a say in such things as, oh I don’t know, firing defensive missiles over Canadian airspace. Kind of like what you are demanding now.
Saturday, February 26, 2005
Posted by MapMaster on Saturday, February 26, 2005