A number of years ago, The New Republic had a "boring headline" contest and the winner was "Worthwhile Canadian Initiative." Outside of Ottawa and maybe Moose Jaw, it would be very difficult to find anyone who'd want to read an article with that headline.
But yesterday's news brings something different - a genuinely worthwhile Canadian initiative. The Canadian government has apparently stopped an Al-Qaida wannabe terrorist cell that had acquired a whole lot of ammonium nitrate, Timothy McVeigh's weapon of choice, and was planning to use same at government targets in Toronto and elsewhere. As it turns out, these would-be terrorists were in contact with radicals overseas and in the U.S.
What we don't know yet is whether or not the NSA and its ILLEGAL WIRETAPPING PROGRAM were in any way involved. We don't know if we should be OUTRAGED or not, just yet. But we can surmise that a whole lot of Canadian citizens are safer now that these fellows are in custody. If you see a mountie, make sure to give him a Tim Horton's gift certificate or something....
I know, I'm supposed to be talking about Haditha now. Shouldn't be bringing things like this up. My apologies.