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Old 12-11-2003, 08:24 PM   #16
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But if you want to talk about proportion, the USA is giving over 60 billion dollars of aid to Iraq. Since Canada is 1/10 the size of the USA as others have stated, they should be giving 6 Billion to help Iraq, not the much smaller figure of 300 million. In addition, continuing on the 1/10 idea, Canada should have 13,000 troops in Iraq.
lets talk proportion of GDP comparitevly to the US, not 1/10. In that case I'd say we are doing our fair share in canada . As for the troops .. we had them allocated in Afghanstain don't forget
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Old 12-11-2003, 08:25 PM   #17
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Although it would help Canadian business..... I just have one question.... How the poor Iraqis are going to pay this huge debt for rebuilding of the country? (I guess that's a rhetorical question and unfortunately we all know the answer.) I'm actually glad Canada is not involved in this to this point!
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Old 12-11-2003, 08:33 PM   #18
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The US is paying for it.....
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Old 12-11-2003, 10:13 PM   #19
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Allright:

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US 10,416,818 million US dollars
Canada 715,812 million US dollars

So the US economy is 14.55 times bigger then Canada's.

If we mulitply the 300 million we donated by 14.55 we end up with 4.365 Billion dollars. Is this still not enough money. Sorry we werent willing to go into debt to support a war we didnt fully support. But we did support our neighbours, our friends, our collegues!

Again we apoligize for being so cheap!
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And Diamond, where do you get this Molson Golden.

ITS MOLSON CANADIAN!
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Old 12-11-2003, 10:41 PM   #22
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I'm sorry Canada did not support overthrowing a dictator like Saddam. But thanks for the 300 million in aid after the overthrow.
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Sting, providing money IS support.

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Old 12-12-2003, 12:04 AM   #24
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Sherry,

This money was NOT provided until AFTER SADDAM was overthrown! Canada did not send troops or offer any support to the coalition members before or during the 3 week war in March/April.
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So?

Do you have our 300 million? Yes!

I am not sure of the time the money was given, could you please give support of your statement.
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Yes, the Iraqi people have 300 million dollars worth of development and reconstruction projects given to them by Canada.

Before and during the war, Canada was not sending any money to the Bush Administration or Iraq which at the time was controlled by Saddam.
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Old 12-12-2003, 03:15 AM   #27
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I cant take your word for that as you are a) not Canadian, thus making you less familar with it b) Sting

Give me some documentation because i am sure they gae money at differnt intervals and i would need to see news reports. I'm sure you dont want to do this and that all right as i dont care anymore.
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Old 12-12-2003, 09:39 AM   #28
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Bonoman,

If your so sure you gave money to the US government prior to April 14, 2003, the technical end of Major combat operations in Iraq by the Coalition, show me the documentation. After all its YOUR money!
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I personally think it matters that the Canadians helped with Iraq. It's not like they told the Iraqis to go to hell. It could be argued that France, Germany and Russia did tell them to go to hell since they wouldn't help them with reconstruction. I felt like reconstruction was something you helped with no matter what your position on the war was, because the damage was a done deal and innocent people were suffering. Just my purple tuppence's worth.
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I think Canada sent 'guilt money' to their neighbor that did the lion's share of the work

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