OTTAWA — A U.S. Embassy official studying at the University of Ottawa apparently experienced first-hand what American officials describe as the “anti-American biases” of Canada’s universities and academics.Ooh, what does this anti-Americanism consist of? WEDGIES? SWIRLIES?
The story is told in a diplomatic cable from the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, which was written in 2009 and released publicly this past week by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
During an international human rights law class, the professor would routinely ask students which country was “again noticeably absent” from those that had ratified international human rights treaties, the cable says.Aww, poor embassy guy was ashamed. Anything else?
Instead of answering, students in the class reportedly would point at the embassy official to indicate the U.S. as the country in question.
The cable said the professor slammed the U.S. as an embarrassment when it came to equality and equal opportunity, blaming then-U.S. president George W. Bush for the declining percentage of women in the workforce. The professor also labelled the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and UN as ineffective “captives” of the U.S.An overarching tradition of not having governments fulla assholes might go some distance to redressing this genocidal hatred.
All those criticisms came in the first class, the cable notes.
The incidents at the university are used to illustrate what the cable portrays as an overarching tradition of anti-Americanism in Canada.