America does not stand alone
Today is the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on America and, more significantly, of the day America said "enough" and decided to fight back.
President George Bush has made it irrefutably clear that regardless of what others decide, America is going to retaliate.
Finally - after years of being sniped at, ambushed and being on the receiving end.
This is not a time for neutrality or fence-sitting - something the Canadian government prefers to action.
We at the Sun are with the United States against terrorism.
As all Canadians should be.
From the moment of this atrocity a year ago, Canadians stood firm with their American neighbours, even if our government had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the fight.
Canadians were there from the moment those four planes hijacked by Islamic terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Pittsburgh.
From Gander, where Canadians welcomed stranded American airline passengers into their homes, to Ottawa, where they held the world's largest remembrance service for the victims of Sept. 11 outside of the U.S., to New York where they gathered to show support, to Afghanistan, where our soldiers fought alongside the Americans against terrorism.
The focus now is Saddam Hussein. Not Iraq, but Saddam. Amputate the head of the snake, and the venom is diluted.
Yesterday's headlines in Toronto's papers said it all: "Don't go it alone, PM tells Bush" (Star), "Don't act alone, PM tells Bush" (Globe). Wishy-washy. Tentative. Fearful. Un-Canadian.
"Get Saddam," headlined the Sun. Damn right. Get him indeed. And any rogue regime that develops and amasses weapons of mass destruction - biological, chemical, nuclear.
Saddam has already used nerve gas on his own people, the Kurds, and on Iran.
He has to be stopped. The same with others who echo this theme.
America is not perfect - what country is? - but thank God it is our neighbour, and thank God it has the courage to lead and fight back.
Canada is not neutral in this war. Now is a time to stand with our friend, our ally, as Britain does. C'mon, Canada ... show some guts.