posted on Feb, 5 2005 @ 06:22 PM
Outgoing US ambassador Paul Cellucci gave a speech Friday offering his suggestions on how Canadian foreign policy should be directed. Some of the
topics he covered were the missile defense plan, intervention in Haiti and trade issues. Cellucci, who is leaving his post next month, is going to
write a book about his time in Canada.
In a speech late Friday, Cellucci fleshed out his longstanding pitch on Canada's defence capabilities, saying more money should be spent on
intelligence gathering, a rapid-reaction strike force and heavy-lift aircraft to whisk soldiers to world hotspots.
He reiterated his belief that Canada should sign on to the massive U.S. missile defence plan, a contentious issue dogging Martin's minority
"We continue to hope that Canada takes a positive decision," Cellucci said in a brief interview. "We're very happy for Canada to say . . . we reserve
the right to withdraw should we think it's leading to weaponization in space.
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This man has been insulting and patronizing us for far too long. To listen to him, you would think that Canada exists to be the US's faithful
sidekick and all Canadian decisions should be made on the basis of what is best for US interests. All he ever does is run around telling us what bad
neighbours we are, and threatening us.
Well, I think I can safely say for the majority of Canadians, good riddance. Don't let the door hit you on the backside when you leave.
To those Americans who wonder why Canadians occasionally seem somewhat hostile, this man is one of the leading causes.