Back here, I boldly predicted that the same Canadian wanks who were perfectly fine with bending over for the Bush administration and taking some softwood lumber would, in the face of Obama steel industry protectionism, get all NAFTA-y and lawyery and bitch and whine and moan and everything.
Apparently, I gave those yobs way too much credit for thought. Here's Blogging Tory and The Politic's Charles Anthony, who's totally down with that idea:
If Americans have already made the leap of faith that governments can stimulate the economy, they should be free to waste their money as they see fit. If they want their stimulating construction to involve only American steel, so be it.
It makes no sense for Prime Minister Harper to make demands on behalf of Canadian steel producers other than to score public relations points. It is just a waste of effort.
Actually, when you think about it, that makes perfect sense. The Americans can do what they want, and we should have the freedom to run our country however the hell we want. Oh, wait, I forgot ... it doesn't work that way.
Stephen Taylor's Blogging Tories: Sometimes, too dumb even to be hypocritical.