Better late than never…

So it looks like some people in the US are finally coming around to the fact that they should recognize Canada’s claim on the Northwest Passage.

A former U.S. ambassador to Ottawa says it’s time for his country to reconsider its traditional position on Arctic sovereignty and admit that the Northwest Passage is part of Canada.

Of course the circumstances that created this change of heart were entirely predictable… someone worse than us (e.g. the Russians) could pose a claim to the North. Sadly, we’ve been screaming this for years and the Americans were deaf to it. If the US had listened and acted, it would have significantly diminished the impact of Russia’s recent flag planting ploy.

Sigh. Better late than never I suppose.

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