Lloyd Axworthy’s open letter to Condi Rice

In this letter to Condi at first it looks like Axworthy’s going to simply beat on her for US politics (with reason):

Sure, that doesn’t match the gargantuan, multi-billion-dollar deficits that your government blithely runs up fighting a “liberation war” in Iraq, laying out more than half of all weapons expenditures in the world, and giving massive tax breaks to the top one per cent of your population while cutting food programs for poor children.


Such control-freak antics may work in the virtual one-party state that now prevails in Washington. But in Canada we have a residual belief that politicians should be subject to a few checks and balances, an idea that your country once espoused before the days of empire.

But in the end he actually presents some decent points and a level headed listing of some of the differences between the average canadian and US policy, reminding her (us) at the same time that there are still a lot of american who also think the same way.


blork March 4, 2005

What the…

How’d you do that? I couldn’t find a way into the site without have a subscription, so I made a PDF of the letter and posted it on my blog. Sheesh, there I was thinking I was doing everyone a big favor!

andre March 4, 2005

I think that the Winnipeg Free Press IT people had started to notice all the traffic and decided that this was a good time for some free publicity.

Patrick March 4, 2005

Ahahah!! I didn’t even see your post, and we quoted the same paragraph!

No big idea on my part though, I followed a link in this morning’s feedreader “delivery”. Sadly, as it often happens, I click on 15-20 links from different feeds, they all open in Safari in the background and I then switch to it and read the posts. By the time I get to some though I don’t remember which came from which so I can’t give credit for the link.

Maybe Andre’s right.

blork March 4, 2005

I had been looking for that since 6:00 last night! There was NOTHING on Google, Google News, Yahoo, or anywhere else. Now it’s everywhere!

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