From  Cox and Forkum:


From the Seattle Post Intelligencer: Canada opts out of US defense shield, insists on missile consultation.

A day after opting out of the U.S. ballistic missile defense shield, Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin reiterated Friday that Washington must get permission from Ottawa before firing on any incoming missiles over Canada. …
Martin made his comments to reporters as the fallout from Canada’s decision to not take part in the development and operation of President Bush’s nascent anti-ballistic missile shield continued to roil relations between with Canada.

Stockwell Day, the Conservative Party’s foreign affairs critic, laughed off Martin’s demand that Washington would have to alert Ottawa before taking out an incoming missile.

“These missiles are coming in at 4 kilometers ( 2.5 miles) a second, and if the president calls the 1-800 line and gets: ‘Press 1 if you want English, press 2 if you want French, press 0 if nobody’s there …’ I mean, it’s crazy.”

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