Mr. Dithers Shoots Down Missile Defence
CTV.ca News Staff
Prime Minister Paul Martin announced Thursday that Canada will not sign on to the controversial U.S. ballistic missile defence program.
"We are announcing today that Canada will not take part in the proposed ballistic missile defence system," Martin told reporters outside the House.
"Let me be clear, we respect the right of the United States to defend itself and its people."
"However, BMD is not where we will concentrate our efforts. Instead, we will act both alone and with our neighbours on defence priorities outlined in yesterday's budget."
What utter stupidity. Involvement in this initiative was at no cost to the Canadian federal treasury. Now we've demonstrated in a most stark and compete way to our closest neighbour and largest trading partner that we aren't even serious about defending our common homeland of North America.
The first duty of a national government is the maintenance of the borders and the protection of its citizens. Paul Martin is failing to fulfill these obligations. I know people are ridiculing him for being a ditherer. I'm beginning to hope he adopts the Mr. Dithers persona for the rest of the time he is in office. Too frequently, when he finally gets around to making a decision, it's the worst possible choice and the precise opposite of what he has argued for publicly to that point.
What a weak man.