Angry New Yorker

Monday, November 17, 2003
Non- New York related post
Our enemies in the north?

While Canada is often the butt of jokes in the U.S., often unwarranted, our friend to the north is filled to the rim with people with such a warped view of the U.S. that I think we should start planning a border wall up there.

As evidence, take this letter posted on the Canadian Broadcast Co. website, and slugged as "The Letter of the Day" for Nov. 12, 2003. The writer, one Ian McTavish, equated President Bush's honor of the dead in Iraq as a deceit upon the American people, and went on to state:

"The simple truth of the matter is that one cannot force peace by armed conflict. All that is being done is planting the seeds for further armed conflict. If not now, then later

Would it be too much for the good American people to reflect for a moment on how much warfare, yes terror, assasination, and support for criminal 'leaders' in other countries, they have involved the American people in since the Second World War?

Would it be too much to reflect upon why unprecedented demonstrations were held around the world in advance of the illegal Iraq invasion by the U.S. and the U.K.? No nation has been as involved in the means of warfare and violence than has the U.S. over the past 55 years.

This left me speechless. The U.S. has been involved in more warfare and violance than any other nation in the past 55 years? Dear God, has Mr. McTavish not studied Stalinist Russia, or the Cultural Revolution in China? Has he not heard of Pol Pot? His pathetic "one cannot force peace by armed conflict" is contradicted by the reality of world war II. By his logic we should be preparing for renewed attacks by Germany and Japan. How would Mr. McTavish have resisted Hilter? Candygrams? Simply amazing.

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