Howard’s way: Stephen Harper considers the damage, August, 2003


“Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took.”

— Stephen Harper, Maclean’s, Aug. 25, 2003


Howard’s way: Stephen Harper considers the damage, August, 2003

  1. A good chess player can see 10-20 moves ahead.
    Us checkers players, apparently, more like 2-3 years.

  2. Did Howard say that too?

  3. No, Jack, it sounded more like “eye-leanyted” when Howard said it.

  4. LOL

    “Our two nations have much in common . . . and I have no doubt that the close relationship between our two countries will continue for many years to come.”

    Harper on Howard, 2006

  5. No, more like:

    Aye, Leanne ate Ted.

  6. I thought it was bizarre that Harper invited Howard to address Parliament shortly after he took over. The Australians themselves were sick of the man by the time.

  7. I seem to recall national debate on whether or not we should have sent troops in order to let Canadian firms bid on those lucrative defence & reconstruction contracts. Am I mistaken?

  8. I believe Chretien was raspberrying the USA on Iraq at the same time he was insisting on getting reconstruction contracts to come to Canada.

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