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Canadians Boo Our National Anthem
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Yep, at a pro hockey game last night (via Bill).

Fans booed during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before the New York Islanders' 6-3 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

The sellout crowd of 21,273 at Bell Centre was asked to ``show your support and respect for two great nations'' before the singing of the American and Canadian national anthems.

But a significant portion of the crowd booed throughout ``The Star-Spangled Banner'' in an apparent display of their displeasure with the U.S.-led war against Iraq.

Pure class.

Now then, I'm not happy with many other countries right now (especially France). I went into a Fuddrucker's the other day here in Dallas and their menu sported "Freedom Fries", which is silly, but not insulting. But I simply would not boo their national anthem.

Look, world opinion is divided over this war. Almost everybody is in agreement that Saddam is a psychopathic, murderous thug. But there is widespread disagreement about how to deal with him. One side figures he can be contained indefinitely. The other side disagrees, believing we are justified in lancing the boil of Saddam's regime with force, rather than continuing to let it fester.

Do the numbers tell the tale? Does determining what's right and wrong simply depend on how many people agree with you? Of course not. The majority, obviously, is not always right. Neither is the minority.

Plenty of arguments abound on both sides of this. I obviously believe the stronger ones rest on the side of military action. This view could be wrong...and I realize that.

But as I have always done, I strongly attack the arguments, but not the people. They want to boo...let them.

It says much more about them than it does us.

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