I was appalled when the United States invaded Iraq in 2003 -- they were without UN Security Council support, without Canada or Mexico or France or Germany or most of the other countries of the world, who refused to support so-called "preventive" war....Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhereThe ceremony of innocence is drowned;The best lack all conviction, while the worstAre full of passionate intensity...And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
20 years ago this week, Jean Chretien’s government boldly said NO to George W. Bush’s illegal war in Iraq.— Andrew Perez (He/Him) (@andrewaperez) March 20, 2023
Chrétien said NO amid very strong support for the war among the 🇨🇦 business community, media + much of the public in English Canada. Not to mention the Official Opposition… https://t.co/YknenRMVor
Notwithstanding the leader of the opposition, Stephen Harper embarrassing himself and Canada by apologizing for our decision to stay out of Iraq, on Fox News.— NS Dave (@dave1oakns) March 19, 2023
I recall that support fell from initial strong support (70/30) to roughly reverse when decision to not join was made. Retrospectively hugely the right call https://t.co/Wo8EBoTq8l— Frank Graves (@VoiceOfFranky) March 19, 2023