Friday, January 27, 2006

Well, THAT was a short honeymoon.

This is going to have such entertainment value:

Stephen Harper may have run on a promise to improve relations with the United States, but the incoming prime minister showed there will be limits by crisply rebuking the White House's man in Ottawa over comments on Canada's Arctic sovereignty...

"The United States defends its sovereignty. The Canadian government will defend our sovereignty," Harper said. "It is the Canadian people we get our mandate from, not the ambassador of the United States," Harper said, only a day after taking a 15-minute congratulatory phone call from President George W. Bush.

When it comes to foreign elections, I'm thinking that things just aren't working out all that well for Commander Chimpy:

Elections of Hamas will test U.S.

George W. Bush's democratic chickens are coming home to roost in the Middle East...

Mr. Bush broke with decades of U.S. doctrine when he decried propping up Arab dictators just because their repressive ways served U.S. economic or political interests.

In a bold, and widely welcomed, speech 26 months ago, the President vowed to back Arab democrats, wherever they led.

Now that pledge is being tested in the voting outcome of embittered Palestinians.

No joke. Let the spin begin.

BY THE WAY, this has to be at least a little embarrassing for the Bushies:

Uniformed voters each dipped a forefinger in purple ink to make sure they did not vote twice.

Live by the purple finger, die by the purple finger.


Simon said...

U.S. foreign policy remains 'democracy is good, as long as it produces the kind of result that's good for us!'

Just look at the rhetoric coming from the U.S. and other Western nations about the vote result.

Zorpheous said...

You have heard about the evils of relative moralism, right? Well this a case of Relative Democratacy ;-)