I love how Cellucci spouts this nonsense about how the US would be there for Canada or its other historic allies in any situation. Let me remind everyone of the following:
1. WW1 started in 1914, NOT 1917 when the US deigned to help Canada and Britain.
2. WW2 started in 1939, NOT in 1942 when the US entered the war only as a result of Pearl Harbour. Otherwise they were content to just sit and watch while Hitler conquered all of Europe.
3. In 1956, the British attacked Nasser over the Suez Canal. The US betrayed the British and forced them and the Frenchy and the Israelis to withdraw.
4. In 1982, the fascist dictaorship of Argentina attacked Great Britain in an unprovoked assault on the Falkland Islands. The US did not lift a finger to help the UK, even though Margaret Thatcher was PM. Apparently that hideous bitch Jeanne Kirkpatrick convinced Reagan that it was more important to support the fascist dictatorship in Buenos Aires that was supposed to be a "bulwark against communism", as opposed to supporting the world's oldest democracy.
If Canada had gone to an open war against Spain over turbot, does anyone seriously think the US Navy would have helped Canada? If Canada decided to invade Bolivia tomorrow, does anyone seriously think the US would feel obliged to help?
I only wish that Chretien and company would kick a dumb political hack like Cellucci back to Boston where he belongs!