Comments: Rumsfield gave ok to shooting plane down

I know exactly what you're saying. Too many people are living in a fog in both Canda and the United States. Look at the election results from Labrador yesterday. After what the Liberal Party has done to Canada those idiots still voted for them. They are sleepwalking into a Canada that does not include Alberta. I wonder where their pogey and handouts will come from when that happens.

I am one Canadian who would vote for Bush if I were
American. I support your president, I support Rumsfeld and I support the war against international, state-sponsored terrorism, including the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Give 'em hell. Too bad Bush didn't have another 8 years.

Posted by John Crittenden at May 25, 2005 10:52 AM

While it could possibly be a tragedy if the plane landed on somebody I really don't think I could possibly care less had they both been shot down.

No loss to the world at all.

Posted by Jay at May 25, 2005 08:28 PM

Right on the button. It is unimaginable that anyone cogent enough to fly a plane would not know to stay the hell away from D.C. Probably some dork looking to score Michael-Moore points.

Posted by keith at May 25, 2005 09:58 PM

Dead men don't talk.

There is a war on.

Many Canadians cannot/will not accept this fact.

Shoot first; ask questions after.

Posted by maz2 at May 25, 2005 11:17 PM

Keith and maz2:

Check the following story in today's Globe and Mail (link below). A Quebec pilot flying a twin engine Cessna was struck by lightning near Washington. The lightning strike knocked out his air speed indicator as well as the transponder and radio. The plane was also close to losing control - all while about to enter the no-fly zone. The pilot was aware of approximetely where he was but given the weather and lack of communication, was lost with respect to the nearest safe airport. And then the F-16's approaced. Read the article.

He was commended afterward for his competency as a pilot in very difficult circumstances. As for me, I would need an underwear change.

BTW- the article is available free right now.

Posted by John B at May 26, 2005 12:01 PM

Shows the difference between doing everything right and doing everything wrong.

Posted by Jay at May 26, 2005 01:24 PM

The pilot was struck by lightning?

Sacre bleu!

Posted by maz2 at May 26, 2005 01:38 PM


Should read: "...a twin engine Cessna that was struck by lightning..."

Must remember - Preview is a friend.


Posted by John B at May 26, 2005 02:57 PM

Wrong-Way Corrigan:

"This is CX4 to control tower, CX4 to control tower. Hap Horrigan, America's Ace of the Airways, coming in."

That radio show echoed the name of a real-life hero-- Wrong-Way Corrigan.

Read more about Wrong-Way Corrigan:

Posted by maz2 at May 26, 2005 04:45 PM

If a shoot first and ask questions later policy had been in effect since the flight restrictions were put in place, over 1000 otherwise innocent Americans would be dead so far, including the governor of Kentucky.

Perhaps it may not be the best idea to demand the death of people without understanding the consequences of those actions.

The security measures now in place have not only protected what they have been tasked to protect, they have also ensured no innocent people have been killed on the ground or in the air.

Posted by nrw at May 26, 2005 10:52 PM

One thousand people; 1,000 people; M people; where does this figure come from?

1,000 people; sounds similar to the 100,000 innocents killed in Iraq, no? Note that the figures are rounded off; not 989, 679, 543, 12,667 & etc. Rounded figures look sooo real, so clever, so accurate; so trippingly off the tongue. Phooey.

Please provide your sources; we wish to verify this figure of 1,000, including the Governor.

Please post here with URL's, etc.

Posted by maz2 at May 27, 2005 06:49 PM