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Michael Moore Slams Canada

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While Michael Moore has defended Canada in the past, he is not so pleased with them at the moment due to their treatment of U.S. soldiers fleeing to Canada to escape fighting in the war.

"It is absolutely shameful how Canada has behaved toward those who have resisted this [Iraq] war. It's not the Canada we used to know."

Moore chastised Canada for not opening up their borders to escaping soldiers like they did during the Vietnam War.

"This country was so generous to those of my generation who did not want to kill the Vietnamese, and they opened the border."

What do U think about Canada not helping soldiers escaping the war?

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  1. 1

    Um!!! Maybe because it's not our fricken problem! I think perhaps countries should start owning up to their own problems so other countries don't have to WASTE their resources policing them!

  2. 2

    No one should be forced to kill for George Bush & Co's Billions of Gallons of human blood thirst!

  3. GG78 says – reply to this


    We no longer have a draft, if you're in the military now it is bacause you CHOSE to be. When you WILLINGLY enlist you have to know that there is a chance that you will be sent to war. YOU DO NOT GET TO CHOOSE WHAT WAR ! That is the RISK you take when you enlist. If you chose not to follow orders you are a traitor !!!!!!!!!!

  4. 4

    In the Vietnam war men were drafted and the decision to fight in Vietnam was out of their hands, their only option was to flee to places like Canada; in this day and age everyone has a choice about whether to join the army or not.
    If people aren't willing to go wherever their country sends them then they shouldn't join the army, it's as simple as that. I see no reason why Canada should give shelter to people who were prepared to volunteer for the army but changed their mind when it came time to actually fight.

  5. 5

    Being a CDN, and i am not alone, this war sucks. I don't think anyone who doesn't want to go shouldn't have to. It is embarrassing that our gov't blew it and so cowardly reacted this way. This gov't, like BUSH, is soon going to be gone and I am sure this new one will step in and actually represent us again accurately and appose this war and give refuge to those who want it.

  6. 6

    As a Canadian, I think that we personally have zero business taking part in a WAR that those who started it still cant justify…. just sayin"

  7. 7

    Mario, you need to get drug tested just like LOHAN. THE VIETNAM WAR. THE DRAFT. You HAD NO CHOICE ABOUT GOING to war, that is why pacifists went to Canada. Uhmmmm, the draft has been gone for DECADES YOU MORON PEREZ. If someone is in the War, in the ARMED SERVICES, IT WAS THEIR CHOICE, THEY SIGNED UP FOR IT. No one took a gun to their head. They are AWOL if they go to Canada. They are not going to get amnesty in a decade from the U.S. They will get Court Martialed. They have to try to leave after their service time, not run away.

  8. 8

    I am Canadian and I can tell you that while much of the world thinks this country is very open-minded, liberal, accepting, helpful, tolerant, etc. (which to some degree it is) it has been changing lately because of the DISGUSTING conservative government (practically a nazi government) we currently have with Stephen Harper as the Prime Minister. To any Canadians reading this I encourage you to VOTE LIBERAL in the next election to restore our image as the awesome country we are. Please, if you are against the Harper Conservatives, don't waste your vote on the NDP, The Green Party, or the Communist Party. Give the Liberals a chance!

  9. 9

    I'm confused. Don't most soldiers know what they are getting into signing up for the army now? Why is it Canada's job to pick up the pieces? No offense, but our economy is shit because of the mistakes of the USA. We can't take in every Joe Blow who wanted a paycheck and now doesn't want to get involved with what they signed up for to begin with!

  10. 10

    Thats the most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. Blame canada. of course.

  11. 11

    I don't think we want anything to do with the wars, maybe thats why we dont give a fuck

  12. 12

    Ummm How about NOT blaming Canadians who have nothing to do with this? Talk to the politicians involved.

  13. 13

    In Vietnam we were volunteering to fight for something that was none of our business. The Iraq war is in direct response to an attack on our soil. If you join the military, you are a G.I. That stands for government issue. You volunteer to become a piece of equipment that the government can used in any way they see fit……….including sending you to war.

  14. 14

    There are legitimate ways of leaving the service (other than dying or being injured). You also have to take responsibility for YOUR DECISIONS IN LIFE. Right after 9/11, I saw some ASSHOLES, they were women, if you could call them that, and they were whining, crying, carrying on, about the U.S. going to war against IRAQ. 'We did not join the Army to go to WAR!!!' they said. Think about it. What the hell did they think the MILITARY WAS TRAINED TO DO?? They wanted to leave. They had joined for the -free housing, insurance, low cost groceries, etc. ALL THE WRONG REASONS. They now wanted to leave because it 'was dangerous'

  15. 15

    Again valid points from others. But again, those who volunteer should have the oportunity to unvolunteer (dishonourable discharge) when they feel that this war is over oil and not freedom. BUSH and BUSH supporters should be ashamed to what they have done and one day will have to front there maker and explain what they have done. Why should Canada say that US'ers are not allowed here if they are opposed to a blood war on OIL? Come on people… grow and see the bigger picture. Plus we never "policed" anyone before when they "deserted" the Vietnam war so what makes you think we wouls spend any resourses now? Coward.

  16. 16

    It is absolutely shameful how Michael Moore is still allowed to open his disgusting opportunist mouth about things in which he is completely and utterly uneducated about.
    Canada is not the Canada 'he used to know' because Canadians don't stand for bullshit morons like Moore and his pathetic opportunistic rhetoric. Get a life, go bother your own country.

  17. 17

    speaking as a canadian, i say we should open the border~~

  18. 18

    Does Moore feel that these soldiers were MISLEAD, like the assholes I saw on TV in 2001? (even though we went to was with kuwait against Iraq in 1990?). Again, You join the reserves, you join the army, IT IS ALL VOLUNTARY. Canada would be housing AWOL SOLDIERS. NOT DRAFT DODGERS. They in turn, would not want the United States to house Soldiers from the Canadian Army that were AWOL. YOU, PEREZ, JUST LIKE MICHAEL MORE ARE MORONS AND ASSHOLES. AS USUAL.

  19. 19

    Well when the Vietnam war happened, there was a draft, they don't have that anymore. These people who sign up do so at their own risk. They may be chosen to fight in a war that they don't agree with. Yes they should have some ability to opt out, bit being in the military is a job, and you can't just pick and choose your duties. I feel for them but really it is something they chose to sign up for and should have thought about it beforehand.

  20. 20

    Once again, Perez doesn't check the facts….congrats to the people who knew the Vietnam was a DRAFT. This is a ALL volunteer Armed Forces. And that fat, scummy pig Michael Moore fails to mention that.

  21. 21

    Last time I checked, Canada was an independent country; not a part of the US. Why should they deal with our derelicts and problems?

  22. 22

    it's not canada's responsibility to take care of the messes the usa makes.

    take care of your people properly, and dont go into the military if you dont want to fight!

    besides, its not like the usa would take illegal immigrants from canada so easily…they would throw us out on our ass so quick…seriously.

    the usa just always wants canada at their beckon call…well, you know what, we are not your little bitch to use when it suits you. stay in your country if you think its so great…and if you dont like it's policies then you should be using its 'great democratic system' to change the way things are.

    stay away from canada, its a war free country with proper gun control and decent health care…keep your citizens and your problems to yourself!!

  23. 23

    Re: likethepear

    yeah, um hello…the liberals stole MILLIONS of taxpayers dollars, and are just as far up the arse of corporate america as the conservatives are…so if you think they are any better and are interested in health care, education, fixing unemployment, and helping the so-called 'little guy' YOU GOT PROBLEMS WITH YOUR BRAIN!!

  24. 24

    Canadians are fighting in Afganistan. A war America's George Bush dragged
    us into. Why should our soldiers be fighting while offering a sanctuary to
    your soldiers? There is no draft in the States, so if your governments
    strong arm recruitment policies are getting young people to enlisht it's
    their problem not ours.

  25. 25

    There is no draft, who is fleeing?? Soldiers that signed up for this? They shouldn't be allowed to escape. Thank you Canada for your help. Now a draft like Vietnam is a completely different thing.

  26. 26

    Ok. I'm Canadian and I love the US for the most part. Not talking about the politics (I'm originnaly from Ottawa, ON, and living in the Capital drove me insane…which I why I moved across the country), but America is beautiful and despite things I have heard, I have pretty much only met wonderful people there. But I do not believe it is not Canada's problem. In regards to Vietnam, you didn't have a choice. You were drafted. That's completely different. If you sign up for the army/navy/air force, what-have-you, then you should pretty much know what you are in for. You're not drafted. You walked your ass down to that recruitment place of your own free will. If you want out, fight your Government. Don't run from the country you swore to fight for (right or wrong). But Michael Moore has no business being pissed at Canada for that. Speak to your own Government.

  27. dooze says – reply to this


    Re: likethepear – I am Canadian…Michael Moore and likethepear are ridiculous.

  28. 7tizz says – reply to this


    There wasn't a draft for this war. Guess what America, if you join the armed forces, you might have to fight in a war that your government thinks is viable…not you.

  29. dooze says – reply to this


    Re: likethepear – dpread your left wing BS somewhere else.

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  31. 6one9 says – reply to this


    Michael MOORE~~ON!! This dude is a fucking “ douche`bag!! Maybe he should just go fuck himself!! YO!!

  32. Alsi says – reply to this


    those soliders had no choice to go there. if you were male, in good or okay physical condition and 18 or over, your a$$ was getting shipped. but the current soliders voluntarly signed up to serve our country. no one forced them to be in the military. i dodn't see why canada should be put in a possition to have to open their boarders for them or anyone for that matter.

  33. 33

    First, how are we supposed to know who is dogging the war when they come over the boarder? Second, let them come. This war is utterly ridiculous; however, you never hear about Canadian soldiers fleeing (I'll let that burn sink in for a sec………there it is).

    So my note to Mr. Moore is this:
    We hardly ever confront people who say such hurtful things; we do, however, let them look idiotic in front of others for our own amusement. Laughing AT people instead of with them is the Canadian way!

    Sincerely, me
    dictated but not read

  34. 34

    What the hell he has DEFENDED Canada in the past. DEFENDED Canada
    about what and to whom? The idiots in the republican party who lied
    about our healthcare and our prescription drugs saying they were dangerous.
    Lied to protect their own greed and kiss the butts of the lobbyists of the
    big corporations who help get them elected. The same people who lied
    about everything to do with this war in the first place. One would think
    you would have your hands full keeping your own elected officials honest
    don't worry about Canada we are doing just fine. Unlike the States we
    don't have to be defended because we mind out own business and don't
    stick our noses in every other coutries business. Canadians are respected
    around the world can you say the same about your citizens.

  35. 35

    What an ass, why is it that so many Americans have this way of thinking, BLAME CANADA…like seriously, get over it!!

  36. 36

    Since most have already left comments that say what I was thinking and I don't want to be repetitive let me just ask, "Does anyone else think Michael Moore is getting to look like an old woman, right down to the whiskers?"

  37. 37

    Yes this is where I want to discuss the Iraq war, on a Perez Hilton talk back, lol, you clowns probably didn't graduate High School.

  38. 38

    I am Canadian and I say fuck them , let them go else where……we've got enough immigrated trash here as it is.

  39. 39


  40. 40

    We just don't want any more Americans here

  41. 41

    actually the situation is reversed…the usa is the one who always screws over canada and its citizens…

    just for example, one might recall all the illegal tariffs the americans put onto products like lumber canada was supposed to have FREE TRADE on…despite the fact that the international courts have found them wrong, and ruled against them several times, do you think they have ever paid a cent of that money back to canadians??

    I certainly have heard nothing of it. They just ignore international organisations and courts whenever they dont like what is said to them, thats why the UN is such a friggin joke…the usa does what it wants when it wants, and doesnt care about anyone else. they are a selfish bully internationally, that is why this war is going on…and it is why when you travel to europe you get treated badly…
    so stop blaming stuff on canada, take a look in the mirror and own up to the crimes you have committed against your neighbours.

    and stop wondering why people dont like you!!! get a clue!!

  42. 42

    As a Canadian, I agree with Michael Moores. He is right, the current Canadian government is an absolute shame to this country. Stephen Harper represents a very small minority of Canadians' views, and most Canadians do not agree with his stance on many things. I am ashamed and embarrassed that he our Prime Minister. We need to get rid of him, the sooner the better!!!

  43. Dusss says – reply to this


    Why should Canada keep cleaning up the mess US made? Again?!

  44. 44

    How about the US take care of their own soldiers and get them the hell out of that useless war anyway that has ONLY made Bush and Cheney wealthy? I just love when there's a serial killer on the run they make their way into Canada. I guess Canada is supposed to (according to fat-ass Moore) take ALL the refuse from the bankrupt USofA… LOL.

  45. 45

    Wow, just like everyone else here is saying..it is NOT our war. We do NOT have a draft for the military..if you're in it, you chose to be. Canada is already in Afghanistan HELPING the U.S. soldiers, we were not the country attacked, yet we stood forward, willing to help our neighbor defend itself. Yet, when we are still over there, fighting this war with anf for the USA, and Americans are trying to flee here..and we are getting in "trouble" for not allowing them in? I feel like this is a slap in the face!!!

  46. 46

    You know the U.S. government would never take in and protect a Canadian soldier…

  47. 47

    Us Canadians need to clean up our own backyard! Why should our tax dollars go to support non-canadians avoiding thier commitments.. How about feeding some of our homeless, supporting people who can't get work, get kids off the street and into school.. I am not against helping others, but maybe give to people of actually need it, Haiti, Africa etc…

  48. 48

    Re: likethepear – Wow, comparing it to Nazi's?? Do you even know what nazi's did?? Um…they exterminated 6 million Jews. I highly doubt Canada's silly little government has done that. Quit being so melodramatic.

  49. 49

    Re: dooze – shove it up your ass! Nazi prick!

  50. 50

    I'm sorry but after reading all this whining from "Mr.Moore" about Canada letting his people in during the Vietnam war and why we should be letting them in now has struck me as ridiculous! Had it ever occured to him or his people of his country that the US government could be influencing our decision in letting those people in???? Is it too far fetched to believe that maybe his own government would not like to repeat such acts seeing as they are soooo patriotic. I completely agree that when you sign up for your country there is a possibility of having to defend that country! I also agree that some people who sign up for the army are only looking at the benefits they will enjoy. I don't blame people for not wanting to go to war especially one for such a ridiculous reason but I don't think Canada should be blamed for for not letting these people in they knew what they signed up for and deal with it with your own government not ours!!!

  51. 51

    I think what he needs to remember is that we (I'm Canadian) have our own soldiers in Afganistan, we've lost people too. Our military people would not get asylum in his country. Why should we offer that to them?

  52. 52

    Does this mean we can stop letting Canadians into America??? Oh please please please please please….Can't they bargain shop somewhere else??

  53. 53

    What a tool. Osama probably doesn't back the war either - should we let him stroll across the border, too? Blame the US government for not letting people stop fighting when they damn well choose to!

  54. 54

    A refugee from the US does sound a little supid, when you think about it.

  55. 55

    Tell me why the Canadian taxpayer should take responsibility for the mistake the American government should have taken care of years ago? If you don't want to fight, don't choose to enlist. You can't pick your wars once you're in the army. It is not another country's problem, period.

  56. 56

    I have nothing but respect for my American soldiers but I have known PLENTY of people that have signed up for the armed forces…not for their love of America…but for the fringe benefits they get. I also know of many women that have married their soldier boyfriend so they can live on a base on my tax money and fuck his friends while he's overseas. If you go to war nowadays, it's because you CHOSE to. And the said thing is, many people choose to for the wrong reasons, like living off the taxpayers. So being in the army now is a choice, not forced. But I still do respect the soldiers who do it for the right reasons, even if they have to fight an unjustified war…it's still their job.

  57. 57


  58. 58

    Re: Jo1984 – Hahahahahahah "You never hear of Canadian soldiers fleeing"! I'm so glad you brought that up! That was fucking hilarious!

  59. 59

    Re: samdavid – You're a fucking loser. Are you mad because the big kid on the playground pushed you in the mud and stole your lunch money?? Awww you poor baby. Change your tampon and stop bitching. Oh yea, and learn how to fucking spell.

  60. 60

    being born in raised in canada , and still living here i would like to say for myself and quite a few others , that quite frankly it's not our effin problem
    we didn't start the war….no that's not a excuse….u.s citizens should deal handle that with there government instead of getting angry at canada

  61. 61


  62. 62

    Re: samdavid – i was just gona say to her , the liberals got there equal chance…an they fcuked up lol

  63. 63

    Hey Moore;

    You don't have a draft anymore! Can you hear me? If you don't want to go to war don't volunteer.

    We Canadians shouldn't have to shelter your dumb ass, just because you changed your mind ( you did know that your country is at war when you VOLUNTEERED, no? ).

  64. 64

    r u effing kidding me… not our problem???? but acceptina boarful of refugees from Sri Lanka is.. and giving them immigration lawyers is….
    I dont blame Moore… we are a muti-cultural country, but it seems we pick and choose when… waste reaources say on Sri Lankans….. wow Toronto_Wop.. wow

  65. 65

    Re: likethepear – as a canadian your nazi comment about the harper government was the stupidest thing i have ever read. I am about as far from a harper supporter has one can get, To compare a minority govenment( who by the way has pretty much has done nothing, but have the shortest sittings in parlimentary history) is just plain moronic. But to be fair i hope to god his party never gets a majority, then we can be scared,

  66. Shaun says – reply to this


    michael moore is a fat disgusting ugly piece of shit.

  67. 67

    Re: Da_Rev – how many iraqies were involved on 911 again?

  68. 68

    Canada is a coll place…I am sure they have their reasons …..

  69. 69

    Re: BritBrit61384 – Ha ha…well, sure we can. But since your economy is in the shitter, Americans should be happy when we wealthy Canadians who haven't all lost our jobs due to a shitty government actually want to spend money in America. There is a reason our dollar is pretty much at par with yours. America will soon be bankrupt.

  70. 70

    "Why should Canada say that US'ers are not allowed here if they are opposed to a blood war on OIL?"

    Did you seriously ask that question? Because we are an independent country with our own laws and borders that need to be protected. We have every right to turn someone away who is trying to enter our country. Why don't we just open it up to everyone? Terrorists, pedophiles, murderers…you know whoever Americans don't want. And no, I'm not comparing someone avoiding going to war to a pedophile…I'm just trying to show how stupid the comment I quoted seems to me.

  71. 71

    The only thing with more fat on it than Michael Moore's gut is his steamin' ego. I wish someone would plow him down. And I'm a strong Democrat. This guy is the Rush Limbaugh of the Democrats' party.

  72. 72

    Re: BritBrit61384

    We are just trying to help stimulate your economy. LOL

  73. 73

    Umh …. If America was "so good"… their own citizens could stay at home and resist the war from there. So do not blame Canada for not accepting others.

  74. 74

    your right michael…Canada is no longer the place you used to know thanks to this fuckhead Stephen Harper who is leading a Hitler like dictatorship to screw-up our great country erasing every ounce of beauty and opportunity it once held.

  75. 75

    Um…don't join the military if you don't want to go to war. If you join the armed services there's a pretty good chance you MIGHT GO TO WAR!

  76. 76

    Um…don't join the military if you don't want to go to war. If you join the armed services there's a pretty good chance you MIGHT GO TO WAR! It's not rocket science people. My husband joined the military in 2003 & has been overseas twice & he's AF (not a pilot either). When you enlist they make sure you understand that you could be sent overseas when we're engaged in battle. Those people should be treated like the traitors that they are.

  77. 77

    I think Mr.Moore is missing a vital point to his argument making any sense, and that is how conscription is not dictating who fights in this war, unlike the Vietnam war, which did. For all of his political knowledge, it would benefit him to read a book or two on legal binding contracts and how every person fighting in this war signed an agreement with the U.S government that they would serve for an "x" amount of years, that is their problem, not Canada's Eh???

  78. 78

    This is why I hate Americans……

  79. Patzy says – reply to this


    When Americans join the army they are expecting what exactly? You join, stop being disrespectful to YOUR OWN COUNTRY and do the job you signed up for.

  80. 80

  81. 81

    I'm from Canada. Maybe it's not very PC to blame Canada, but I think it's a bull - for lack of a better word - that Canada isn't stepping up to the plate. Boarders are little more than lines on paper. In real life, you don’t necessarily bump into a wall if you follow a map to your country’s parameters. Boarders are meant to distinguish between jurisdictions and powers, but somehow they have become metaphorical patsies for anger and ignorance, as well as a means of denouncing responsibility for the wellbeing for our sisters and brothers who reside beyond their implied confines. No human should ever be forced to affect another human’s life in a way in which he/she believes to be negative or immoral. It is an abomination that, if one comes to this conclusion, one must face persecution from one’s own government. I think “human to human” – not “Canadian to American” – Canada should step up in the name of peace and humanity. F pissing off the American government; everyone should learn to think outside of their own boarders. War is a serious and tragic thing. No one should be forced to fight in a war they do not believe in.

  82. 82

    Funny how he thinks its normal and acceptable for u.s soldiers to FLEE.
    As a Canadian, I agree with not letting fleeing soldiers enter my country.
    Canadian soldiers dont run to the u.s.
    They own up to the decision they made to ENTER THE MILITARY.

  83. 83

    Re: likethepear – Harper wants to be the US gov't's lap dog. Lamee-o.

  84. 84

    no one is forced to join the military either…this is war. no respect for any soldier who flakes out.

  85. 85

    As others have mentioned, the idea that Canada should give asylum to AWOL American soldiers while our young men and women fight and die in Afghanistan is both preposterous and insulting. Moore needs to lose the romanticized vision of Canada he has and wake up to the cold reality of the situation, which is that we're broke, too, a lot of us are sick and tired of America's shit, and we're not running a goddamn charity here. I know that part of 'Sicko' where Moore showed the American woman posing as the wife of a Canadian to receive health care was supposed to be warm and fuzzy, but all I could think of at the time was 'WTF?! Why should MY tax dollars have to pay for this?!' Don't get me wrong, I believe in universal health care and love Canada - I just don't think we should be on the hook for caring more about Americans than America does!

  86. Dusss says – reply to this


    This might be the first time I AGREE on the majority of comments here.

    :) :) :) :)

  87. 87

    Re: Factorygirl777

    But these people CHOSE to sign up for service. They knew (or should have known) that they could be sent off to war. I'm sure many people who sign up to join don't want to go to war but they know it is a chance, regardless if they agree with the war or "police action" or whatever you want to call it. They knew the risks and now expect citizens of another country to spend their tax dollars because they changed their mind? NO WAY! I agree its sad and regrettable but these people are adults in a democratic country and made a decision. Its shouldn't be my problem as a Canadian. Its not my war. I'm more concerned about getting our CANADIAN soldiers home and out of Afghanistan.

  88. 88

    Re: likethepear – How do you plan on resorting your Canadian image when the leader of the your Liberal party has lived outside of Canada for over 30 years and has repeatedly called himself American?

  89. 89

    Re: BritBrit61384 – The Nazis learned how to deal with people and concentration camps from Canada's treatment of their aboriginal population, as much as I adore Canada, it does have a dark past if you look deep enough.

  90. 90

    As a Canadian, I feel we shouldn't have to harbour the deserters from this war. Vietnam had the draft, it made sense to let them over. This one they joined on their own free will. Sorry but no. It's bad enough anyone can claim to be a refugee here and be allowed to stay.

  91. 91

    Re: juahhh – When asylum claimants enter Canadian space, and request refugee determination they have a constitutional right to be addressed as they did, and seen by IRB personnel. To be tried and judged based on their merits as asylum seekers. Its the bloody constitution that Canadians hold near and fucking dear to their hearts that allocates for this. So it's not picking and choosing its an obligation that Canada and its government has acknowledged and exercised on a daily basis which is much more than any other state can cough up. For someone living in an immigrant society that was founded as a place of asylum from all the shit was occurring in Europe- you should be bloody ashamed of yourself.

  92. 92

    Firstly.. pretty sure it's not Canada's war. Secondly, Canada's a peaceful nation, you shouldn't be upset they chose not to fight… KIIINDA ridiculous.

  93. Bytch says – reply to this


    We are stuck in agreements with the US. Blame them.

  94. 94

    This is stupid. Soliders signed up for the military. If they want free school and shit then they should know how the military works and what could happen.

  95. 95

    Holy Crap! What is with all the angry Canadians who can't read? The above stated opinion is that of ONE GUY. Michael Moore does not represent the collective thoughts of the entire U.S. population, so quit attacking all Americans because one douche bag makes a stupid comment. The rest of us aren't retarded like this guy. We all know Vietnam was a draft war, so of course Canada allowed peace loving Americans into their country. The same cannot be said for Afghanistan and Iraq wars. People join for all of the bonuses, pay, etc and then become upset when they get drafted. What did you think would happen? There is a war going on.

  96. 96

    michael moore is hardly in a position to slam canada… as if canadians give a fuck what he thinks? and you both need a history lesson - soldiers in the vietnamese war were DRAFTED and had no choice whereas now when you sign up you are aware of what you're getting into when you enlist in the military. sorry - canada doesnt want any usa bullshit. maybe instead of chastising canadians moore should be thanking them for sending their soldiers (of which they do not have many) into afghanistan for a war bush started. yeah, thats what i thought.

  97. 97

    in the vietnam war men didn't have a choice of going or not. now they do, they signed up for it, so go fight the war YOUR country started and stop running to MY country to be free!!!

  98. 98

    Agreed! we may be represented by a conservative government but by joining the army you acknowledge that your position may be used for a variety of missions, some good or bad and it is not then up to another country to throw their arms open to these people who quite willingly joined the army in the first place.

  99. 99

    Re: vbitch – well not that small if he was elected dumb ass

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    Re: Bertie8064 – If you don't like your job you should be entitled to quit - just like everyone else. You quit, you stop making money (obviously). Done deal. If you received any benefits beyond what you are owed for your services, you should owe them back. It is a stupid war and I would happy to hear that Canadians are fully pulled from the action, but I would hate to think that someone - anywhere - would have to fight in a war they do not believe in. We all make mistakes. We all have jobs we hate, and luckily we have the option to quit them. Why should it be any different for soldiers? Every human is born with the innate drive to survive and thrive in a stable, safe habitat. Obviously there should be measures in place to deter those who enter such contracts from breaking them; however, quitting your job (especially such a uniquely difficult job) should not cost a person their emotional and financial wellbeing and their livelihood. Do you know what it is like for a soldier who has “quit” to re-enter American society? It is virtually imposable. The Canadian govt is queerer than a $3 bill… We were never going to see any tangible manifestation of that tax money any way, so, I would be happy to know it was helping innocent people… better than that money being used to fly some crooked politician around.

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