December 11, 2003
NOT TO WORRY?
"[President Bush] thanked me for what we're doing in Afghanistan and the offer of money for the reconstruction of Iraq... and he told me that the mention of Canada in some press that we were to be excluded from economic activities in Iraq was not appropriate, and he was telling me basically not to worry."
--Jean Chretien, today
FLIT: THE BEST-INFORMED OF THE NON-EXPERTS
Um, well, thanks. Um, I guess.
I'd just like to return the favour by saying Colby Cosh is the least annoying Albertan I've ever had to deal with.
Got to say, if I didn't already love them both dearly, I'd have new respect for comedian Rick Mercer and musician Tom Cochrane today, for heading to Kabul to entertain Canadian troops.
"I wouldn't do it for a million dollars. I've seen it up close and I still wouldn't do it," said Mercer.
"They're better men than I. I just come in and do a show, tell a few jokes, get back on the plane and go home."
"endearingly macho" -- Mark Steyn
"wonderfully detailed analysis" -- John Allemang, Globe and Mail
"unusually candid" -- Tom Ricks, Foreignpolicy.com
Bill & Bob
Ghosts of Alex