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2003-10-20 Southeast Asia
Bush Not Making Time for Canadian PM
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Posted by Super Hose 2003-10-20 12:12:12 PM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [249 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Well, the only two times I've smelled it (never could get myself to taste it), it smelled like two-week old rotten crabs, left on a beach even by the gulls.
Posted by Old Patriot  2003-10-20 12:23:31 PM|| [http://users.codenet.net/mweather/default.htm]  2003-10-20 12:23:31 PM|| Front Page Top

#2 What exactly would be the purpose of sitdown for Chretien?
Posted by g wiz 2003-10-20 12:32:23 PM||   2003-10-20 12:32:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 He wants us to eat Canadian meat... in a manner of speaking.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-20 12:39:04 PM||   2003-10-20 12:39:04 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 Reports are, durian tastes great, despite smelling horrible. Apparently the smell is a function of the rind or other outer portions, which you don't eat.

Don't hold me to that, because I've never gotten closer to one than 20 feet.
Posted by Robert Crawford  2003-10-20 12:49:05 PM|| [http://www.kloognome.com]  2003-10-20 12:49:05 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 Reports are, durian tastes great, despite smelling horrible.

You kind of have to close your nostrils with a clothespin while savoring this delicacy. The flesh is yellow, with a custard-like texture.
Posted by Zhang Fei  2003-10-20 12:56:35 PM||   2003-10-20 12:56:35 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Considering the Canadians view on Terrorism, I'm glad is telling Chretien to go F*ck himself.
Posted by Charles  2003-10-20 1:06:56 PM||   2003-10-20 1:06:56 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Considering the Canadians view on Terrorism, I'm glad BUSH is telling Chretien to go F*ck himself.

* I must brain dead from that Durian Malt. *
Posted by Charles  2003-10-20 1:08:24 PM||   2003-10-20 1:08:24 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Have you guys priced the cost of beef recently? Rib eye ~ $ 14.00 per pound. Maybe we should have some kind of meeting to bring home cheaper meat/beef.
Posted by Bill 2003-10-20 1:20:59 PM||   2003-10-20 1:20:59 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 Mr. Chretien-
Why not come down to D.C. the next time the Senators play the Capitols? We can go to the game, talk in the suite. Isn't that better than meeting in Asia?
Posted by POTUS Coordinator 2003-10-20 2:31:44 PM||   2003-10-20 2:31:44 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Bill: piss off Muslims--eat pork.
Posted by someone 2003-10-20 3:04:18 PM||   2003-10-20 3:04:18 PM|| Front Page Top

#11 Bush attended the Summit of the Americas in Quebec, which even marginally still counts as part of Canada.

I love Canadians, I dont judge them by the actions of their socialist repressive government, and I wish them every hope in overthrowing it someday and returning to the civilized world.

Once upon a time, Canadians were known as people you could turn to in time of trouble. Today, because of the selfishness of their extreme left-wing government, we are forced to fight the war against terror without the backing of fine Canadian troops. The government of Canada has downsized the Canadian military force to the point that they are no longer capable of deploying a force of any size overseas. Canada, who once built their own aircraft, and had two aircraft carriers, now has one squadron of F-18 hornets and a small fleet of coastal interdiction craft. During the run up to Operation Iraqi Freedom, the Canadians did try t osend a frigate, but it had to return to port after the onboard helicopter broke down, and there were no spares to send to it.

Get it? One ship - One Helicopter, No Spares.

The Canadians have fine troops, limited though they may be, they are a great people and a wonderful country. But they are served by the worst most intrenched government in the world.

And yes dear rantburgers, I do remember the Canadian troops we killed in "friendly fire" in Afghanistan ( side note - "friendly" fire is not friendly, time for another metaphor). I feel sorry for that and wished it handnt happened, but I can say with some authority that the situation might never had occured if Canadians had the proper equipment and training to be able to operate in the same theater with American Armed Forces. This is not unique to Canada, but is something that occurs in virtually every NATO country.

For all the caterwauling about getting the french and germans to send troops to afghanistan, no one has bothered to check out just what they have to send. The truth of it is, the majority of NATO countries are paper tigers, incapable of fielding a force of any size, and frankly most of them are so poorly trained and manned that they would be a bigger danger to themselves than to the enemy.

Example: 50% of Germanys military budget goes to pensions.

Example: Heavy lift aircraft for the rest of NATO countries ( exception US and UK) is routinely done with Ukranian private aircraft. This led to the deaths of 300 Germans in a crash in 2002. There are estimated to be 12 heavy lift aircraft for the remainder of NATO.
Example: US and UK are the only Armed Forces that routinely exercise with night vision equiptment.

Oh, and back to Canada, The only reason they can downsize their military( and in my opinion drop their responsibilies to civilization), is that their protection is guaranteed by that big evil beast country to the south. The Canadian Leftists as well as the Euro Leftists can only exist because Americans have provided the security for them to do so.
Posted by frank martin  2003-10-20 5:51:10 PM||   2003-10-20 5:51:10 PM|| Front Page Top

#12  Between WW1 and WW2,England came up with idea of
basing budgets on prediction of "no war for next ten years",and automatically renewed it each year.
Canada,and to a lesser degree Europe,appear to have adopted this.To them,Russia is no longer a threat.China is viewed as non-expansionist,thus no threat.The current Islamic problem will go away as soon as there is a Palestinian nation.
If you believe all that,then there is no need to spend money on weapons and equipment to fight a modern war.You just need well-disciplined,well-trained combat MPs that can be loaned out as peacekeepers.You don't need own airlift,hire charters to carry troops-I bet in future national airlines will start bidding(and getting)future charters.
Posted by Stephen 2003-10-20 6:49:12 PM||   2003-10-20 6:49:12 PM|| Front Page Top

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