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.

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