Thankful for Canada

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Thankful for Canada


Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES

THANKFUL FOR CANADA

In a farewell speech as U.S. ambassador to Canada, David H. Wilkins praised Canadian troops for their bravery in Afghanistan and promised to be Canada's best friend in the United States when he leaves Ottawa in January.

Every freedom-loving nation owes Canada a debt of gratitude for the heroic role Canadian Forces are playing in the war on terror in Afghanistan, he said at the Economic Club of Toronto this week. Canada is doing some of the heaviest lifting in the toughest parts of Kandahar and deserves our steadfast thanks and praise.

Mr. Wilkins recalled visiting Canadian soldiers last Christmas in the southern province of Kandahar, the scene of some of the most intense fighting against Taliban militants and the area where most of Canada's 2,500 troops are deployed.

It was an honor for me to thank your brave Canadians soldiers for risking everything in freedom's name, he said.

Mr. Wilkins, a former Republican politician from South Carolina who chaired President Bush's statewide re-election campaign in 2004, said he specifically asked Mr. Bush to select him to serve as ambassador to Canada and immediately set out to rekindle U.S.-Canadian relations when he and his wife, Susan, arrived in 2005. His other goal was to help Americans better understand their northern neighbor, which is also the largest U.S. trading partner and largest supplier of foreign oil.

How I faired is for others to decide, but I do leave here knowing that more people down south [in the United States] now know how valuable Canada is, not only to the United States, but to the world, he said.

And I vow that is a story I will never stop telling because Americans need to keep hearing it.

Mr. Wilkins also congratulated President-elect Barack Obama and advised Canadian leaders to develop personal relationships with members of the new administration.

It is vital for my country, for your country and for every freedom-loving country that President Obama succeeds, he said. …

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