U.S. Blasts Government on Lack of War Aid

From Staff and Wire Reports

The U.S. ambassador to Canada criticized Ottawa for not backing the war with Iraq and urged Prime Minister Jean Chretien to muzzle anti-U.S. sentiment in his government.

Canada has refused to send troops to Iraq for what its leaders labeled an "unjustified" war.

"There is no security threat to Canada that the United States would not be ready, willing and able to help with," Ambassador Paul Cellucci told businessmen in Toronto. "Many in the United States are so disappointed and upset that Canada is not fully supporting us."

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