Comment: Iraq invasion

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Iraq invasion

Sure... Jean Chretien refused to support the invasion of Iraq.

Overall we can only weasel our way out of getting involved in US led aggression sometimes if someone in our government can find a credible excuse to say no. I believe the US government coerces ours in ways we peons never hear about. If we send troops then some Canadian interest gets some crumbs, and we refuse then some Canadian interest gets hurt.

Carrots and sticks. I bet the stick always outweighs the carrot.

We've only had the pretense of actual sovereignty since the beginning of WWII where for the first time we declared war for ourselves. I'm older than the Constitution Act, and I'm not that old.

Effectively we only have sovereignty in so far as the US administration allows it. Just like most of the other former British colonies.