Monday, June 25, 2012

bo continues to attack America's allies

bo is not a friend of Canada or any of America's traditional allies. His defeat would be good for Canada and the western world.

Permitting the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline should have been an easy diplomatic and economic decision for U.S. President Barack Obama.The completed project would have shipped more than 700,000 barrels a day of Albertan oil to refineries in the Gulf Coast, generated tens of thousands of jobs for U.S. workers, and met the needs of refineries in Texas that are desperately seeking oil from Canada, a more reliable supplier than Venezuela or countries in the Middle East. The project posed little risk to the landscape it traversed. But instead of acting on economic logic, the Obama administration caved to environmental activists in November 2011, postponing until 2013 the decision on whether to allow the pipeline. Obama’s choice marked a triumph of campaign posturing over pragmatism and diplomacy, and it brought U.S.-Canadian relations to their lowest point in decades. It was hardly the first time that the administration has fumbled issues with Ottawa. Although relations have been civil, they have rarely been productive. Whether on trade, the environment, or Canada’s shared contribution in places such as Afghanistan, time and again the United States has jilted its northern neighbor. If the pattern of neglect continues, Ottawa will get less interested in cooperating with Washington. Already, Canada has reacted by turning elsewhere — namely, toward Asia — for more reliable economic partners.

5 comments:

Dave B. said...

Why do you sound surprised. By electing a Muslim Extremist, you should have expected things like this. The enemy has penetrated the White House.

Anonymous said...

america has some serious problems coming down the pipe if the elect this communist as potus again.

Anonymous said...

Muslim extremist? What planet are you from Dave B?

Pissedoff said...

Nony @2:59 I might ask you the same question as Dave B is absolutely correct, and a Marxist at that.

Alain said...

Whether he considers or does not consider himself a Muslim is irrelevant. What is relevant is that he clearly anti-American, in fact an enemy of the United States, whose goal is its destruction. His track record confirms this. There is nothing however that he and his supporters will not resort to in order to get him a second term or shot at his goal.

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