Greg Hewgill (ghewgill) wrote,
Greg Hewgill
ghewgill

hypocrisy

Exhibit A

3 August 2007
Russia plants flag at North Pole

Mr. MacKay, in a televised interview just hours after the Russian announcement, said: "This isn't the 15th century. You can't go around the world and just plant flags and say, 'We're claiming this territory.'

"There is no threat to Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic ... we're not at all concerned about this mission. Basically it's just a show by Russia."

Exhibit B

13 July 2005
Hans Island

Photo of Canadian soldiers planting a flag on Hans Island

(Granted, it's a completely different government since two years, ago, but it's still silly.)

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