"The formal announcement Thursday that Canada will refuse any further participation in the controversial U.S. missile-defence shield was met with an immediate warning that Canada had given up its sovereignty.
Although Prime Minister Paul Martin said Canada would “insist” on maintaining control of its airspace, U.S. Ambassador Paul Cellucci warned that Washington would not be constrained.
“We will deploy. We will defend North America,” he said.
“We simply cannot understand why Canada would in effect give up its sovereignty – its seat at the table – to decide what to do about a missile that might be coming towards Canada.”"
How do you like that? I especially love the comment that we're the only ones willing to defend North America-- especially with our non-functioning missiles that, in their latest test, were unable to actually launch. This is awfully extreme rhetoric for a program that's a worthless money pit. Brace yourself for the next four years. It's going to be ugly.