Does anyone find this meeting to be somewhat creepy?
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Seems like it's more of a sovereignty sellout than the Missile Defence Shield would have been.
Here's how I see it: PMPM gets political capital with Canadians in making the BMD shield opt-out announcement and accrues a political capital deficit with President Bush. He then balances the accounts with this one, spending Canadian political capital on a reconciliation with President Bush.
I'll have to give it to him; he's one daft chap, that Mr. Martin.