Saluting with misty eyes
Aenimal, I will gove you the viewpoint that there are many who feel anti-governmental feelings are un-patriotic, however, I will also give you the opposite viewpoint that there are more of us (Americans) who feel just the opposite. By crook, or by design, most of my friends, and business associates, and most of the people I deal with on a daily basis are either active duty military, or have formerly served our nation in her armed services. With one or two exceptions, everyone I have talked to has said that they have absolutely nothing against anyone who opposes the war... PEACEFULLY. The American Constitution gives every citizen the right to peaceful assembly. More people that I can count have done their duty to help support that right. Even though I am a Conservative by thoughts, and a Republican by registration, there are many things that I disagree with concerning our President. In another post (or maybe this one) I made the statement that President Clinton was a better Domestic leader. Most of the people that I associate myself with feel that it is every citizens right, and more importantly, responsibility to question EVERYTHING their government does and to make their own decisions about what they believe. However, once America's young men and women started bleeding, it was time (in our opinions) to stop all of the bickering and stand behind the troops, and the President. We may not agree with what he is doing, or the reasons thereof, however, the bickering is counter productive, and the violence and hatred done in the name of peace is doing nothing but hindering the war effort.
Anyways, I got off the subject.
As allies, Cnanda should have backed up the Coalition, however, we do not control the Canadian government any more than we can control any other government around the world. The Canadian PM decided it was best for the citizens of his nation to stay out of this fight, and I-along with many others-respect your decisions, and your right to make them. We just ask that you make your opinions known peacefully, and that you respect our government's right to do as it feels best for it's citizens.
Imagine all the People living life in peace...