I answered the question, when will the US stop...etc.
You are one of those who probably won't hear anything I say. I got my American Citizenship recently and I am thrilled to be free of Canadian US bashing, the Canadian medical system and Canadian socialism.
I chuckle at the foreign aid statistic you quoted, I did an article recently on the ways these statistics are parsed. And actually I was proud of Canada's numbers, trouble is you are such a tiny country. Germany, France, heck most of Europe are an absolute embarassment, and when it comes done to it, that's all there is. The EU and the US who have sufficient money to make a difference.
Foreign aid numbers don't include billions of dollars the US spends in so many other ways in the world, it's ridiculous and I'm proud of what my new country has done and is doing. Like anything else, no country is perfect, and the Cuba thing still mesmerizes me, I am sad that Bush caved to pressure from BOTH sides of the aisle here. He wanted to normalize relations and a lot of wealthy Democrats just wouldn't hear it. He wants to create a structured plan for worker visas for Mexicans and Central Americans, but many people just won't back him up.
I am opposed to any communist/leftist system anywhere, all of them always oppresss people eventually. Why wait for people's minds to be poisoned? My people, Russians, will take generations to undo the brainwashing of just 75 years of insanity. Too bad we didn't let Patton turn right at Berlin, would have save millions of lives and the poisoning of entire cultures and 400 million people for what may turn out to be more than a century.
Too bad leftists don't learn from history. Too bad there are so many socialists in Canada, they ruined an awesome country.
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Not sure what any of this has to do with Venezuela or even the sidetrack of al Jazeera/Fox News being broadcast in Canada, but here goes...
I've heard an awful lot of Iraqi people who are disgusted with the US for their actions in Iraq. Support for the US drops every day in Iraq.
When other countries stop oppressing their people. Down here, Iraqi people I know are thrilled that the US stepped in. I have two Korean business partners who would love the US to eliminate Kim Jong Il.
Nobody cheers for Kim. He's a bastard. There is no oil in Korea though, so nobody will do anything. Bush's handling of North Korea has been a bad joke from the beginning.
Peace and freedom are not achieved by dropping DU munitions on residential neighbourhoods. Peace and freedom are not achieved by taking away the basics of life, like drinkable water. Peace and freedom are ot achieved by overthrowing democratically elected leaders. Peace and freedom are not achieved by the imperialistic actions of a more powerful state.
People I meet all over the world want peace and want freedom.
Not true at all. We are far ahead of the US in meeting the goal of 0.7% of GDP going to foreign aid. If Bono and Jack Layton keep kicking Martin in the ass we might even achieve that goal by 2015. The US is not moving towards that goal at all.
Canada has that but selfishly does little to join Britain, OZ, the USA and many other allies to really make a difference.