Mr. Speaker, it sounds like the Minister of National Defence read that in the New York Times .
Let me quote from a story in the Toronto Star dated January 12, 1991 about the gulf war and Canada's involvement. It quoted the then Liberal leader of the opposition as saying:
Mulroney has committed our troops there because he likes to be friends with George Bush...I don't want to be friends with George Bush.
Will the Prime Minister assure us that he is friendly with this George Bush Jr. and that Canada will work with the United States to make sure that North America has one command working together, not separate from the United States?