What I don’t get is what anyone could possibly expect to gain by picking a fight with Canada.
Our neighbors to the north have stood by the United States, faithful friends through the best and worst of our mortal adventures.
And … this?
This will not be forgotten.
Dearest Canada, our hearts and hopes are with you in this darkest of hours. Stand strong; our nation grieves for your loss.
And please, please, please forgive the appearance of cynicism, as we might also ask that you please, please, please forgive the useless political shitstorm that is about to paralyze Capitol Hill.
It may be election season down here, but this will not be forgotten.
Beeby, Dean. “Parliament Hill attack: Soldier dies of injuries, gunman also shot dead”. CBC News. 22 October 2014.