Why am I ashamed to be a Canadian?
Because my country has decided to side with the bankrupt UN as an excuse to not go after Saddam. Because Canada had no qualms about sending troups to Somalia, to Kosovo and other conflicts without even a hint of a UN mandate, and yet uses this excuse to bail out of Iraq. Because our Prime Minister has put partisan politics ahead of loyalty to our greatest ally, to our greatest trading partner, and, let's face it, to the one country which would defend Canada if it were ever to be attacked. After refusing the resignation of his communications director who publicly called Bush "a moron", this man did not even reprimand one of his backbenchers who called Americans bastards. And now, this imbecile pontificates about the lack of a UN mandate to go to war to disarm Iraq. Maybe he is so incompetent that he has failed to notice the 17 resolutions which Iraq has violated, including 1441 which explicitly threatens Iraq with severe consequences if it did not disarm. Iraq hasn't disarmed so the consequences are coming. It is not that complicated. But Chretien is such a moral, intellectual and incompetent failure that he doesn't get it. Blair gets it, the Australian PM gets it. 28 other European governments get it. But Chretien does not. At least, Chirac has a reason to be against the invasion: he is afraid that the Iraqi archives will be shown to the world and that France's duplicity will finally be revealed. Chretien has no such justification. He just does no get it.
A regime change in Canada is way way way overdue.