- The U.S. ambassador to Canada took the unusual step on
Tuesday of openly criticizing Ottawa for not backing the war on Iraq
and urged Prime Minister Jean Chretien to muzzle anti-U.S. sentiment
in his government. ...
Several members of Chretien's ruling Liberal Party have uttered anti-American comments and Cellucci said he was upset that no one had reprimanded Natural Resources Minister Herb Dhaliwal for a "totally inappropriate" comment last week that President Bush had failed as a statesman.
Celluci, known to Massachusetts residents as the former governor who flew the coop for the Canada, leaving the state's finances in a mess (in other words, in all respects a typical Republican governor), also implicitly threated trade retaliation for Canada's lack of support, telling reporters that "security will trump trade, there is no doubt about that".
Do these guys know how to deal in anything other than threats?