Here in the Great White North, we have a whole whack of political parties. Some are pretty straight forward like the Conservaties (Tories) and the Liberals (Grits). Some are probably unique to Canada, like the Bloc Quebecois (Bloc-heads) who are dedicated to taking Quebec out of Confederation and were actually, at one time, the main party in Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition. But we also have access to the Twilight Zone with our political parties here. The New Democrats (formerly the Old Communists) recently had a motion ready to go at the Party Convention that declared that Canadian soldiers are terrorists. More can be found at http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Columnists/Rodriguez_Jose/2006/09/08/1813725.html but the gist of the motion was summed up in this quote: "No matter how noble our intentions, such as 'bringing democracy' or 'enabling peaceful development,' these goals cannot be achieved by violence when the 'enemy' cannot be distinguished from ordinary citizens. In such a situation Canadian troops end up acting like terrorists, destroying communities, killing and maiming innocent people. In turn our troops become easy targets for others." Nice stuff. There may be debates in the US, UK, Australia, etc about each country's role in the War On Terror, and rightly so. That is democracy. But here, when our allies are attacked, we just blame our soldiers and label them terrorists. The leader of the New Democrats is Jack Layton and I do believe I will send him an e-mail expressing my thanks for his Party's appreciation for my fellow soldiers efforts.