The Vancouver Scrum

On the move!

Agh! You’re still here? My new site and weblog, is now up and running; new posts are building up over there, never to be mirrored here. Go! What are you waiting for? All the stuff worth keeping has been migrated over to the new server, and I don’t anticipate making any more posts here.

Bloggers and webmasters: Update your links! Simply replace with in your blogrolls or bookmarks to point to the new site. Old posts will remain on this server for as long as the people at Blogger/Google allow them to remain; unfortunately, I’m not going to bother to come up with any way of converting permalinks on this blog to their corresponding posts on the new site. Yes, I plead laziness. I also realize the irony of switching away from Blogger just it starts to add features that the demanding blog nerds insist upon.

Thanks for reading and linking, and see you over at!

—Ian King, December 13, 2004

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

A little something to consider about U.S. ambassador Paul Cellucci's criticism of the Canadian government's stand in the war against Iraq: Cellucci is a career politician, not a diplomat by training. One should expect his remarks to be a bit more crude than those of a seasoned State Department man, and that's been the case. Last fall, Cellucci directly criticized Canada's relatively small defence spending. Even so, I think that his remarks were off base.

"There is no security threat to Canada that the United States would not be ready, willing and able to help with. There would be no debate, there would be no hesitation. We would be there for Canada -- part of our family."

A little problem, Paul: Can you kindly point out just when Iraq threatened war with the United States; that is, before the United States said that it would chenge the Iraqi regime? I'm not aware of any such threats, or of any Iraqi plan to lauch or back an invasion of the United States. Comparing the Iraq situation to a direct threat against Canada or the U.S. rings hollow in this observer's eyes.
Comments: Post a Comment

Reports, opinions, columns, and anything else on this site, are © 2002-2003 Ian King unless otherwise noted. Permission granted to use material on this site for non-commercial purposes provided that the work is attributed to the original author. All other uses require specific permission of the original author. Contact weblog owner with any inquiries.

Feel free to link to this web log. The management likes getting lots of traffic.