I think the best reason to attack canada is revenge for Celine Dion, her "art" should be considdered an act of war!
Anyways, as for the amount of fresh water: yea only 2% is drinkable, most water is in the ocean and it's salty, you try drinking that you go crazy
and die if you drink too much. However, the amount of potable water we have really hasn't changed that much over the ages, and the largest
freshwater reserve on the planet is the Great Lakes. The US and Canada both are allowed by international treaty to draw upon it. However, there is a
United Nations treaty that prevents the movement of water over from one basin to another for commercial gain (except in the case of bottled water
which is classified as a luxury item instead of water by international law)
Anyways, the US AND Canada are both lobbying the UN hard to change the treaty, it's actually of major concern in the Chicago-Milwaukee area seeing as
the Great Lakes watershed does not cover the entire metro area. The reason this is a major issue is not because of water amount but instead the
quality of water. Believe it or not, water from Lake Michigan is much cleaner than the groundwater behind the divide which comes from the Mississippi
The point being, the United States has TONS of fresh water, and the tech to build desalinization plants in areas like LA where groundwater is
nonexistant. The main problem is actually the laws that prevent the large-scale movment of water. Canada has expressed her interest in selling
water, mostly to third world nations, (that's the main reason they want the laws changed) as they see great commerical interest in dealing with
The Québécois (French Canadians to you Americans) especially want to sell water as there are a great number of natual springs in Québéc and they could
use it to help put their economy back on track to stay compeditive with Ontario.
Honestly I'd say that Canada and the United States are in the same boat on the water issue. They both have plenty of water, they just can't move it
to where they need it or where it'd make the most money.
May Peace Travel With You
edit: By the way, the Québécois aren't the only ninja in Canada! Us guys over in Toronto have been known to strike silently and vanish without a
trace. But I'll tell you, the most dangerous of all are us Pagan Ninja, with our throwing pentacles and threefold attacks!
[edit on 10/31/2004 by The Astral City]