Another Crony Diplomat
Jack at Ruminate This
provides the background for the latest
friction between the US and Canada.
Another Bush crony, US ambassador David Wilkins, manages to annoy
the new Canadian Prime Minister, Conservative Stephen Harper, before Mr. Harper even gets settled in his new office.
Mr. Harper complained about other candidates bashing the US during the campaign and said that he was going to improve relations, but Wilkins's intemperate mouth has put that plan on hold. There definitely differences of option about the Northwest Passage
, but they should be dealt with in closed meetings, not in the media.
Good news in public, bad news in private - is that so hard to remember?