POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL
Yes, Canadians do care about what the rest of humanity thinks, and it's not a bad preoccupation when you consider that much of people's best efforts in every field is affected by the good opinion of others.
Mr Brian Shields, of course, need not concern himself over the world's opinion of America today.
Outside of rightwing circles and those beholden to the U.S. for bribes and favors, America's behavior stands in almost universally-felt contempt.
Mr Shields may think that's unimportant, but then isn't that precisely what the definition of a bully or a criminal involves, no concern for the feelings of others? In fact, that's a prime part of the definition of a psychopath.
Kill a hundred thousand here and there, a million others somewhere else, and to hell with anybody else's opinion.