prn nurse, canoe, and sanstorm,
Oh, God, please not a Canada vs US thing!
When I said Canada was too insignifigant, I didn't mean we were somehow good and the US isn't. I mean, come on, do any of you actually think AL Qaeda likes Canada? PUHLEEZE. They probably hate our lack of morality as defined by the Taliban, because like it or not, we are VERY similar to the US. We are a part of the American Empire.
Terrorists' hatred has a lot more to do with their crazy ideas about Islam than about foreign policy IMHO, and anyways, Canada has troops in Afghanistan too, just like we did in the gulf war, and just like we will have in any war the Americans declare. I am sure I don't have to remind any Canadians about some of our soldiers bad acts, especially in Somalia (I don't think our peacekeepers were well respected for a period of time after a group of them tortured a Somalian and videotaped parts of it). Like it or not, we are not always the white knights who save the day. I love Canada, but I am not blind to the fact that we aren't any closer to perfection than the Americans (except in the realm of universal healthcare
What I meant was you wouldn't get the kind of press or be able to create the kind of damage in any Canadian city that would come close to what would happen after a terrorist attack in NY or LA. That's why we are pretty insignifigant as far as terrorist targets go. Do you think blowing up the CN tower or the TSE would have had the repercussions that the WTC attacks did? Something tells me most of the world would go "What... Canada has electricity to run a stock exchange now?!".