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New poll says most Canadians blame U.S. for 9/11 attacks
CBC News ^ | September 7, 2006 |

Posted on 09/07/2006 8:31:19 AM PDT by jmc1969

A majority of Canadians believe U.S. foreign policy was one of the root causes that led to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, and Quebecers are quicker to criticize the U.S. administration for its international actions than other Canadians, a recent poll suggests.

Those conclusions are found in a newly released poll conducted by Léger Marketing for the Association for Canadian Studies.

The poll suggests that 77 per cent of Quebecers polled primarily blame American foreign policy for the Sept. 11 attacks. The results suggest 57 per cent in Ontario hold a similar view.

Canadian opinions have hardened against the United States and its role on the world stage, said Jack Jedwab, executive director of the Association for Canadian Studies. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have contributed to a change of heart among people, he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americahaters; blamethemedia; bushhaters; canadatardation; canadawho; canuckistan; coldfreezesbrain; effthefrenchies; fifthanniversary; frenchtraitors; frogs; notworthyofmention
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To: Springman; GMMAC

LOL!

Popcorn and BEER!
Don't forget the beer!


101 posted on 09/07/2006 10:22:41 AM PDT by fanfan (Trust everybody, but cut the cards yourself.)
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To: twntaipan

Peter Jennings was a Canadian...probably had an IQ of at least 85.


102 posted on 09/07/2006 10:24:39 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: Wallace T.
Also see: "Please accept my apology to the Canadian people for perpetuating the error; one I am sure that has been very painful to them," said Gingrich and, further, he "deeply regrets" what has become a "widespread inaccuracy."
103 posted on 09/07/2006 10:26:39 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: fanfan

Think I'll get Molson Golden, haven't had it in a long time!!!

Damn, running late, carry on my FRiends!!!


104 posted on 09/07/2006 10:27:49 AM PDT by Springman (9-11-06, what will happen?)
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To: DustyMoment

No problem. I knew what you meant.


105 posted on 09/07/2006 10:27:56 AM PDT by hawkaw
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To: Springman

See you later.

:-)


106 posted on 09/07/2006 10:28:23 AM PDT by fanfan (Trust everybody, but cut the cards yourself.)
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To: jmc1969

What's a Canada?


107 posted on 09/07/2006 10:31:05 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: pleikumud
"Peter Jennings was a Canadian...probably had an IQ of at least 85."

Psss't ... don't look now but CNN's John Roberts - one-time Toronto disk jockey "JD Roberts" - is seemingly Jennings pretty-boy lefty replacement & might actually be dumber.
108 posted on 09/07/2006 10:32:45 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: NorthOf45

Good for you!!


109 posted on 09/07/2006 10:39:45 AM PDT by cousair
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To: jmc1969
If they are referring to policies under the Clinton administration, i.e. ineffectual or no response to earlier terrorist attacks, unwillingness to kill or capture the perpetrators, sustenance of islamic terror movements in the Balkans, etc. then they have a point.

It's doubtful, however, that this is what their "opinion" is based on. Instead, they are probably referring to all the myriad provocations that the Bush adminstration managed to pull off between Jan. 20 and September 10, 2001. I guess they think Bin Laden must really hate tax cuts.

110 posted on 09/07/2006 10:42:55 AM PDT by katana
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To: GMMAC
I suspect he was thinking of the "Millennium bomber" that was caught (in 1999) at Port Angeles, Wash.
111 posted on 09/07/2006 10:43:35 AM PDT by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: GMMAC

I've never backed off, and I never said "all". I said I, and many others despise Canadians. As per the thread, if you can read, there are many, many other who agree.

You Canuck Conservatives are doing better, but still, you don't seem to have our back. I just read about a Canadian ambulance driver, who had to "rescue" a wounded Afgan terrorist in the middle of a firefight, then LEFT THE BATTLE to bring him to a hospital, rather than stay to take care of Canadian troops. Not like our liberals wouldn't want it the same way, but then again most Canadians would consider John McCain to be a right wing extremist.


112 posted on 09/07/2006 10:59:22 AM PDT by Idaho Whacko
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To: Joan Kerrey
Do a little research on this organization, the questions asked, in what context, who was polled and how many were polled.

Poll...http://www.acs-aec.ca/CurrentEvent/La%20Cause%20des%20attaques-Part2.pdf

ACS home page

I've put out a query about this fellow Jack Jedwab to one of our Jewish members.
Waiting for a response
What I've been able to find on the net shows him as...
presently Executive Director of the Association for Canadian Studies.
From 1994-1998 he served as Executive Director of the Quebec Region of the Canadian Jewish Congress.

113 posted on 09/07/2006 11:00:04 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Idaho Whacko
This poll is pure antiwar propaganda. It is like any other politically motivated poll...you get the results you want.

Wake up, both the US and Canada have forces on both sides of the whole issue of terrorism, security, military force etc.

Now as for your comment "cowards"...there are Canadians dying in Afghanistan fighting the same war US forces are fighting.

When you hear some moonbat from LA LA land or NYC say the same thing OR the recent US polls that claim to prove that many US citizens believe the same thing. Do you call all Americans "cowards." Know your enemies but also know your friends. We are fighting the same moonbats here in Canada as you are fighting in the US.
114 posted on 09/07/2006 11:00:40 AM PDT by free_life
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To: twntaipan

In a word, yes. POLLS - they should be outlawed. Their media presents a negative picture of the U.S. and it's policies that lead to our being attacked for weeks or months, and then they take a poll to see what the mood of the citizens are. What hogwash.


115 posted on 09/07/2006 11:01:30 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: Idaho Whacko
most Canadians would consider John McCain to be a right wing extremist.

Most Canadian would think John McCain has something to do with French Fries.

116 posted on 09/07/2006 11:02:29 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: GMMAC

Right in the middle of the 9/11/01 crisis, Peter Puke Jennings was on the air criticizing President Bush for remaining aloft in Air Force One instead of returning "immediately" to the White House. The ignorance and arrogance of Peter Jennings was astounding, but actually typical of the media rabble.


117 posted on 09/07/2006 11:09:20 AM PDT by pleikumud
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To: NorthOf45

If they created a poll done in the US, there would still be 40-50% saying that the US is to blame...


118 posted on 09/07/2006 11:12:20 AM PDT by Heartofsong83
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To: Joan Kerrey

Leger is a longtime Liberal hack. The other group seems to be very left-leaning as well.


119 posted on 09/07/2006 11:12:56 AM PDT by Heartofsong83
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To: Idaho Whacko

Understand the CBC is a political organization not just a taxpayer funded media empire. Their politics are in tune with CBS and CNN and yes they are very anti American. But even more anti Canadian Conservative. They are part of the same forces that want to bow down to Islamic terrorists while crippling our military. This does not start or stop at the border...there are plenty of cowards on both sides of our border. BUT also plenty who are willing to lay down their lives to win this war against both Islamic terrorists and the left who is just as dangerous to our future.


120 posted on 09/07/2006 11:25:48 AM PDT by free_life
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And I give a rats butt about what canadians think of the USA b/c why? Oh, yeah, that's right - I DON'T. Esp french canadians. If there are canadians (french or not) that do like us - well good & thanks- but even if NONE of them did - it wouldn't make me sad one little bit.

Arpege92 & fanfan, canadians probably won't blame themselves....they'll blame the USA instead.

Mr. Keys, I put the blame where it REALLY BELONGS ... on the TERRORISTS.

fanfan, Just b/c you had 24 die in the towers does NOT mean you were "attacked" they just happened to be there when the terrorists decided to attack the USA b/c I somehow doubt they went "Humm, I hope there are canadians in them towers...". And FYI (1) Unfortunately, if I remember correctly, Carter "forgave" the deserters from VN. (2) canada won't LET us "take back" all the current ones.

MikeA, canada just now made your list? It's long been on mine.

free_life, Yes, there are USA citizens that I disagree w/ and SOME are cowards & I'll call them as such when appropriate but regardless of them existing that doesn't make me like the canadians that are "trash talking" the USA.

Heartofsong83, And those that would say such would be just as idiotic as the canadians in this poll that said that.

Side note 1: If it were up to me, I would sever ALL diplomatic relations w/ canada until they return EVERY USA AWOL/Deserter/traitor that they know to be up there.

Side note 2: I've only read pgs 1 & 3 of this thread so sorry if I repeated something already said.

Side note 3: Someone once said something like the following...I think it was Patton but I may be wrong on the name:
I'd rather have the french marching behind us, not in front b/c I don't want to get run-over when they retreat.


121 posted on 09/07/2006 11:36:53 AM PDT by CommonSense1stOverParty (So you don't like the USA uh? SO WHAT! That just gives me another reason not to like canada.)
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To: CommonSense1stOverParty

CommonSense1stOverParty - I don't like Canadians that trash talk the US either...nor do I like Americans that trash talk Canada just because we also have moonbats up here.

I am both Canadian and American BTW, But more importantly I am Christian and then Conservative. I know who I fight against and it's forces.


122 posted on 09/07/2006 11:57:31 AM PDT by free_life
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To: twntaipan

I would like to think not. I see this as the MSM attempting to cut our President off at the knees. Undermining his recent speeches and ones in the future.


123 posted on 09/07/2006 11:58:47 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: Idaho Whacko
"I never said "all"

Nice try newbie.
It's plain you have made numerous desparaging posts with respect to 'ALL' Canadians.

As examples:
"And Canadians wonder why we despise them almost as much as the French." - post #7 here

"Like I said, many of us despise the Canadians almost as much as the French. But French Canadians? How can you help but peg the despise O meter at Canadians that WISH they were French? As cowardly and sniveling as the French are, the wanna be frogs really have to stoop low to catch the attention of their heroes." - post #11 here

"I am not the only guy in the US to be sick of our northern "friends"." - post #47 here
124 posted on 09/07/2006 12:29:32 PM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: NorthOf45
Your inquiry should be directed to our leftist MSM, the liberals and the NDP.

Well, when the MSM & the NDP are polled, I will do so.

125 posted on 09/07/2006 1:50:29 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: twntaipan; jmc1969

Unfortunately the media in Canada is so left winged biased it makes the lame stream media in the US look like it is conservative. Canadians are for the most part friendly to the US but have been jaded by CBC, the Toronto Red Star and the US media without anything to counter the bias that they get polluted with that they don't know any better. Canadians don't like President Bush but love Bill Clinton. It is said that the closest neighbor and what should be a close supportive ally is being lied to by the Canadian media. Canadians would be more conservative if better informed. Unfortunately now most believe what they read in the Star or hear on the CBC.


126 posted on 09/07/2006 2:01:01 PM PDT by kevinm13 (The Main Stream Media is dead! Fox News Channel and Freerepublic Rocks!)
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To: GMMAC

SO in your quotes of me, that you worked so hard to get, I don't see the word "all". I may be new to this board, but that doesn't change the fact that you are incapable of intelligent conversation, backing up you points, dealing with other peoples points, or simple reading comprehension.

Obviously the Canadian education system is as bad as ours, even though you don't have nearly as many urban minorities dragging it down.

PS If your self esteem is based on longevity on an internet forum, you have my pity.


127 posted on 09/07/2006 2:09:50 PM PDT by Idaho Whacko
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To: jmc1969
Screw you Quebec.

You're French and Canadian, which mean you're both boring and obnoxious.

128 posted on 09/07/2006 2:11:47 PM PDT by GunRunner
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To: free_life

Take note Quebec and Ontario the lefts stronghold on the nation of Canada.

The poll suggests that 77 per cent of Quebecers polled primarily blame American foreign policy for the Sept. 11 attacks. The results suggest 57 per cent in Ontario hold a similar view.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/07092006/3/canada-new-poll-says-most-canadians-blame-u-s-9.html


129 posted on 09/07/2006 3:32:06 PM PDT by free_life
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To: free_life

free_life, Note that I said earlier: "If there are canadians (french or not) that do like us - well good & thanks- but even if NONE of them did - it wouldn't make me sad one little bit."

I said that to differentiate btwn those canadians I do & do not like. Now "on the whole" right now I don't like canada, however, I reserve the right to make individual decisions per canadian citizen. Also note my tag line in the earlier post, it said "That just gives me another reason not to like canada" NOTICE I didn't say canadians I said the country as a general term. It's like "on the whole" I don't like france, russia, germany, belgium etc but I reserve the right to like INDIVIDUALS from said countries regardless of if I like the country as a whole.

Now poll after poll (from both sides of the political aisle) continue to show that the majority of canadians complain about the USA & blame us for 9/11 (trash talk) & the %'s are even higher among french canadians. Yes, a lot of USA citizens complain about canada but usually the complaints we lodge against it are (1) About them complaining about the USA or (2) In direct response/rebuttal to their criticisms of the USA.

BTW, maybe you should remind THOSE canadians that blame the USA for 9/11 what you said earlier about us being on the "same side" in the WOT b/c apparently more canadians forget that than do USA citizens.

BTW2, The USA does NOT recognize "duel-citizenship". So in the eyes of the USA you are either a canadian citizen or a USA one...so which is it? I don't believe in "duel-citizenship" either b/c IMHO countries are like spouses - you can & should only be loyal to one. Now, it isn't likely the USA & canada will ever go to war vs ea other BUT if they did I certainly wouldn't want anybody that had previously tried to claim "duel-citizenship" fighting in our military b/c I couldn't be sure where their loyalties were.


130 posted on 09/07/2006 3:37:35 PM PDT by CommonSense1stOverParty
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To: fanfan

I would expect this of the liberal element, wherever they might be. Instead of facing the cold hard facts, the liberals prefer to hide behind some cruel rationalization that gives them feelings of moral superiority. They like to think that nobody would ever want to harm them. The fact that radical Islam wants to do just that is beyond them. They lack the education to see that many of the accusations directed against the US are fabrications designed to satisfy a political agenda. I have even seen these fabricators cite the downfall of the Whitlam government in Australia in 1975 as the work of the CIA. Nothing could have been further from the truth. However, the liberals persist in accepting the word of the ill-educated Michael Moore and Ward Churchill.


131 posted on 09/07/2006 3:43:00 PM PDT by Fair Go
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To: RightWhale

Their time will come. People think by blaming America and being pro-Islamic they will prevent terror attacks.


132 posted on 09/07/2006 3:44:48 PM PDT by LukeL
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To: Idaho Whacko
Obviously the Canadian education system is as bad as ours, even though you don't have nearly as many urban minorities dragging it down.

Interesting comment.
Correct if I'm wrong...
What you are saying is that your urban minorities are dragging down your education system,
rather than your education system dragging down your urban minorities.

133 posted on 09/07/2006 3:57:56 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: GMMAC

Tell me if I am under a false impression. Two leading propagandists who created the illusion that US foreign policy was responsible for 9/11 were Michael Moore and Ward Churchill. Both are US citizens.


134 posted on 09/07/2006 3:59:34 PM PDT by Fair Go
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To: Idaho Whacko
I just read about a Canadian ambulance driver, who had to "rescue" a wounded Afgan terrorist in the middle of a firefight, then LEFT THE BATTLE to bring him to a hospital, rather than stay to take care of Canadian troops.

Do you have a link for that? I haven't heard about it.

135 posted on 09/07/2006 4:16:05 PM PDT by fanfan (Trust everybody, but cut the cards yourself.)
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To: LukeL

The islamic fascists are rapidly causing skeptics to see the light. Every attack somebody says, 'Hmm, might have been wrong about that.'


136 posted on 09/07/2006 4:34:30 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the law of the excluded middle)
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To: jmc1969

Well those Canadians ARE stupid, yes.


137 posted on 09/07/2006 4:35:11 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: CommonSense1stOverParty
Arpege92 & fanfan, canadians probably won't blame themselves....they'll blame the USA instead.

Blame the USA for what?
There is no other country in the world that I'd rather have as my neighbour.

fanfan, Just b/c you had 24 die in the towers does NOT mean you were "attacked" they just happened to be there when the terrorists decided to attack the USA b/c I somehow doubt they went "Humm, I hope there are canadians in them towers...".

Of course not, but we had hard working, contributing members of society working with yours, and they were killed by Islamofacists just like your people.

(2) canada won't LET us "take back" all the current ones.

Maybe we could get Stephen Harper to pull their citizenship?

BTW, the words Canada and Canadian / Canadians is spelled with a Capital C.

138 posted on 09/07/2006 4:41:49 PM PDT by fanfan (Trust everybody, but cut the cards yourself.)
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To: jmc1969

Of course it was foreign policy failures!

US foreign policy since 1979 fueled the radical movement. Jimmuh Carter launched it, and Clinton, Burglar and Halfbreight provided the cover to bin Laden.


139 posted on 09/07/2006 4:47:54 PM PDT by Tim n Texas
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To: fanfan

~is spelled~

Oh my. Whoops.

Are spelled.


140 posted on 09/07/2006 4:54:57 PM PDT by fanfan (Trust everybody, but cut the cards yourself.)
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To: Idaho Whacko
You are quite plainly an idiot: simply substitute 'Americans' for 'Canadians in any of your statements & then tell me that you wouldn't be offended.

Again, worry about commies & Islamofascists on own your side of the border rather than gratuitously insulting America's friends & allies.
141 posted on 09/07/2006 5:00:20 PM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: Fair Go
"Tell me if I am under a false impression. Two leading propagandists who created the illusion that US foreign policy was responsible for 9/11 were Michael Moore and Ward Churchill. Both are US citizens."

Seems pretty accurate with the New York Times in 3rd place followed by most of the 'Rat elected Officials in Washington in a virtual tie tie for 4th.
142 posted on 09/07/2006 5:05:35 PM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: jmc1969

And we get criticised for our 'go it alone' attitude? There isn't any other country with the gonads to fight this war. Screw them all. Seal the northern border, too, and don't let any of those foul Canucks cross it to use our superior medical facilities.


143 posted on 09/07/2006 5:08:02 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: fanfan

http://www.cbc.ca/news/viewpoint/vp_sanders/20060901.html
This is the WHOLE story.


144 posted on 09/07/2006 5:52:50 PM PDT by exg
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To: Puppage

It wouldn't surprise me if they WERE the ones polled.


145 posted on 09/07/2006 6:15:44 PM PDT by NorthOf45
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To: jmc1969

The scariest part: "When participants were given the option of choosing more than one cause for the attacks, two-thirds blamed Islamic fundamentalists and their anti-Western views, while a third pointed the finger at Israel and its position in the Middle East."

So one-third of Canadian "participants" do NOT blame Islamic fundamentalists and their anti-Western views? Who do they think flew the planes into the buildings? Sheez!


146 posted on 09/07/2006 8:07:13 PM PDT by Roberts
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To: Trust but Verify
"There isn't any other country with the gonads to fight this war. Screw them all. Seal the northern border, too ..."

Given the countless families with branches on both sides of the border, yours is both an especially insulting & foolish comment.

Surely, a legitimate patriot wouldn't disparage his nation's historic friends & allies.
Particularly a partner in the war on terror whose troops in Afghanistan have disposed of over 300 Taliban vermin over just the past week alone.

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147 posted on 09/07/2006 8:17:52 PM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: exg

Thanks for the WHOLE story. Sure as hell beats the fictionalized version we were handed earlier.


148 posted on 09/07/2006 8:39:11 PM PDT by Snowyman
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To: exg
Thanks for that link.
It was great to travel along for a bit, if only vicariously, with our warriors.
Learning what they do for us is humbling and fills me with gratitude.
149 posted on 09/07/2006 9:04:13 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: jmc1969

"There are a lot of people who think we should be listening closely [to extremist groups] and that there is an opportunity to dialogue with these sort of groups," said Jedwab Wednesday.


Let's take this logic and apply it to Canada...

Let's start blowing up Canada until they send troops to Iraq. /s


150 posted on 09/07/2006 10:42:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (ETERNAL SHAME on the Treasonous and Immoral Democrats!)
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