wikileaks: canada almost went to iraq, still in bed with the u.s. war of terror

How close it came: WikiLeaks memo suggests Canada offered to aid Iraq invasion.

And how it still goes on: WikiLeaks shows CSIS continues to secretly pass names to US watchlist.

1 comment:

allan said...

U.S. diplomatic cable:
"While for domestic political reasons ... [Canada] has decided not to join in a U.S. coalition, ... they are also prepared to be as helpful as possible in the military margins."


Eugene Lang, chief of staff to then defence minister John McCallum:
"For a long time, the [Canadian] military pushed really hard not to be in Afghanistan, and instead be part of a full-blown boots-on-the-ground Iraq invasion."