Wednesday, October 15, 2008

But it is so far away

Hawaii is 3,800km away from the West Coast of the USA, 3,700km away from the nearest point of Alaska, and almost 8,000km from Washington DC.

Iceland is 1,800km from the nearest point in Canada, 2,800km from St Johns Newfoundland and 3,800km away from Ottawa. It is only 4,800km from Dawson City.

Now, when was the last time you heard an American say that Hawaii should be allowed to separate from the USA because it is just too far away. If Hawaii is viewed of great strategic value to the US, why exactly wouldn't Iceland be of at least equal strategic value to Canada.

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