A little over a week ago the BBC was reporting on a survey they took from people the world over.
"The poll asked 28,000 people in 27 countries to rate a dozen countries plus the EU in terms of whether they have a positive or negative influence."
Canada placed first in the worlds public opinion.
Iran and Israel and the United States placed last and the world seems to think that those countries have a negative effect in the world.
So we have a lot of credibility in the eyes of the world. As the article points out, that may be because we haven't screwed up anything major lately.
I suppose it would be a Canadian thing to say that it's nice that we came out looking so good.
It just feels good.
Maybe now while the world thinks we're all goodie two shoes and is looking in the other direction, we should invade Holland to capture her cheese supply. The world wouldn't believe the Dutch, mainly because they didn't even get on the list, and when they would complain about Canada invading them the world would go, "Canada? naw, that's just not like them."
I suppose that after that we could head north into the UK and invade them and take all their ale. That would be nice. At least for Prince Albert it would be. Did you ever try to order a dark warm ale in PA? I didn't think so.
We could probably invade a couple of countries before the world would even catch on and believe we are behaving in such a boorish manner.
I suppose if they caught us we could probably just blame the unreasonably cold, long winter over here and promise not to do it again.
Because by then we would have all the cheese and beer and could probably just throw a reception for the world, and pretty soon the world would forget because of the great party we threw.
See, it's difficult to envision a Canadian as an evil genius of the world.