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John The war of 1812 is an interesting mirror of today, then the world's superpower Britain lording it over everyone on the seas it controlled and now the ... View > 06-Jan-12
David How many people in Canada really want war on any kind? How many Canadians wanted us to fight in Afghanistan Libya, or Kuwait? How many Canadians want ... View > 10-Jan-12


From: John - Posted: 06-Jan-12 - 15:14

The war of 1812 is an interesting mirror of today, then the world's superpower Britain lording it over everyone on the seas it controlled and now the world's superpower the U.S.A. doing virtually the same thing except maybe that the poor economy in the U.S. means they have no shortage of able bodied seamen. War does quite often define a country, in Canada it is something we do reluctantly but when necessary we have taken on the challenge and always fought well above our weight. In the U.S.A. it is almost cult-like convincing themselves that they are always right and are destined to lead the world through American exceptionalism. If we are going to celebrate the War of 1812, I would suggest a reenactment of the sacking and burning of Washington, we could even invite the American President to observe and maybe have it covered by Fox News.

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From: David - Posted: 10-Jan-12 - 20:34

How many people in Canada really want war on any kind? How many Canadians wanted us to fight in Afghanistan Libya, or Kuwait? How many Canadians want billion dollar fighter jets? I would suggest that instead most Canadians want peace, prosperity and good government and our soldiers safe at home with us. Thank you Mel for clarifying the war of 1812.

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