Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke
haha .. maybe ... but your shock and awe was supposed to take care of iraq pretty quick and you are sending more troops to afghanistan too .... win a war with a third world nation first ...
While it would obviously take longer than .001 or whatever seconds he mentioned, there would be a big difference between the two wars. In Iraq, we decimated their army in days and their government fell, but we stayed for other reasons. Whereas if we invaded Canada it wouldn't be to seek out and destroy all the terrorists, it would be to force them to surrender. It's the occupation of Iraq/Afghanistan that is where we have the problems, and it being a 3rd world country is what actually makes it harder. If it was a more stable country with a more stable government, it's less likely we would need to occupy it.
I don't think the US is ALL powerful, but we are the most powerful nation(still, hopefully it lasts).
I'm curious though if anyone has any statistics on the amount of troops, tanks, other vehicles, planes, etc that Canada has. Does Canada allow the US to have any bases there(don't think we would need them, but just curious).