I apologize for the anti-American statements which have come from some of my country- men and my government as of late. There are plenty of Canadians who back your efforts to rid the world of the scourge of Al-Qa'ida and the viciousness of Saddam Hussein.
Canada and America share the common destiny of the New World. I appreciate that you have honoured Canada's sovereignty and her distinct traditions, while sharing the long- est, undefended, border in the world.
You were our allies against Nazism and Fascism during World War II, and contributed to constitutional democracy in Japan and Germany.
I appreciate that you took the threat from Communism seriously and contributed to in- creased freedom and stability among our neighbours in the East.
I appreciate the marvellous American contributions to the world's art, literature, music, and movies.
I appreciate the amazing American innovations in science, technology, medicine, and business.
I marvel at your generosity and willingness to shoulder so many of the burdens of the world.
I admire your leadership of the world's fight against Islamic terrorism and murderous dictators.
I'm proud of the friendship between Canada and the U.S.A.. Whatever I can do to strengthen, deepen, and broaden the great bonds between our nations I will do gladly, with open heart and hand.
Your Canadian Friends