The issue of 30 Canadian troops is far more serious than you might think.How can the US allow Canadian officers and troops train with their military if they might disappear? How can our forces be interoperable if we are unreliable? Will NORAD survive, or will the US defend itself?
There has been a major break between these two countries. While BUsh has decided to be an active player in the world, Chretien has shrugged and nitpicked. Whenever the US asks something of Canada, like tightening continental border security, the PM doesn’t even give them an answer, which is worse than saying no. Maybe you can trade us to Europe for Britain.
Canada and the EU deserve each other.