At long last, Mr. Dithers aka Prime Minister Paul Martin has announced that Canada will not participate in BMD with the US. In response the US has announced that is "disappointed" but regardless it will defend the skies over North America. Translation: who cares what Canada thinks, we will shoot down any perceived threat and we ain't gonna call first. This announcement of unilateral action on the part of the US seems to have taken our tree-hugging brigade by surprise. What exactly did they think that the US response would be? That they wouldn't shoot down missiles until they crossed the border? And, even if we "strenuously object" with what exactly are we to oppose the US? Anyone with a US/UK/other perspective on this?