stretch, i could see you being offended if it was something "well canada is better than america so get over it". But the post was nothing like that! Those are just little facts and aren't really aimed at insulting the states, but at saying why its good to be Canadian. How does "We invented Smarties" offend the United States?
This just seems like poor loser-ism. If you aren't really being insulted, why are you getting so offended?
Both countries have their demons and both have their strong points. Don't refuse to see the U.S.'s failings, and Canada's strong points just because you are proud of your country (which is a good thing, to an extent).
And stretch, your 9-11 comment was out of place. What does war with iraq have to do with afghani terrorist attacks?