US to keep friend in unwanted limbo over Keystone XL

Friendship with the United States, as several friends of the US are learning the hard way, doesn't mean what it once did. Israel and Saudi Arabia feel abandoned as the US flirts with Iran, whom both anxious countries see as a mortal threat intent on developing nuclear weapons. Now Canada has new reason to feel abused by US foot-dragging over the Keystone XL pipeline. The day before an important trilateral meeting on North American relations, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made his aim clear. "If there's one message I'm going to be promoting on this trip, it's this," he said in a Jan. 16 speech to the US Chamber of Commerce. "The time for Keystone is now."...

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