If only the United States acted nice and didn't invade "harmless" countries (where "harmless" is defined as "in a state of war with us due to treaty violations"). Then all the world would love and respect us. Then other countries would treat us as well as, say, Canada
Right in the midst of the Bill Sampson controversy, after a Canadian citizen was tortured and sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia, dozens of MPs, Senators and other government VIPs gorged themselves on Saudi hospitality at a big reception last night - and they were bending over backwards to avoid offending their generous hosts. ...
And worst of all, shame on newly-appointed Liberal Senator Mac Harb for mocking - yes, mocking - his countryman's allegations of torture:
"Here is someone who has been charged with a murder and who has been very successful in making himself, of being, a victim. I think we have to look at both sides of the issue," Mr. Harb said at a reception hosted by Saudi Ambassador Mohammed Al-Hussaini to honour the oil kingdom's national day.
But wait, there's more proof
of the superiority of being non-aligned and defenseless:
[Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister] Bill Graham says he believes Maher Arar, the Canadian citizen sent to his native Syria because of suspected links to Al-Qaida, will get a fair trial in Syria. Why? Because that's what the Syrians told him.
(Both links from Damian Penny's excellent blog