This is one of the most visited subjects on originally posted by Neil in 2009.


When President Obama was in Washington he said he loved Canada.  And so he should.  We provide most of the energy consumed by his country and much else beside.  Canada is America’s largest trading partner.

I expect Canada is the United States best friend.  But a new poll asks the question who is the United States “most valuable ally.”   I take it that ally connotes some military capability.  The poll showed that 36 per cent of Americans believe Great Britain is their most valuable ally.  Canada came in second at 29 per cent.  (If the Russians ever invade through the north poll I really don’t see how Great Britain can be any help to anybody.)

Also it is somewhat ironic that this poll came out the day British prime minister Gordon Brown visited President Obama in the Oval Office.  Many commentators felt Obama snubbed Brown.  No joint news conference, no…

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