We like to make fun of Canada as much as the next guy, but we also know the Canadians have been one of the few stalwart allies in the war in Afghanistan. The Canadian Forces are small, but very professional (in the early days of the conflict, our Army specifically asked for Canadian sniper support, since ours was lacking).
Much of the Canadian public isn’t too wild about their ongoing commitment to Afghanistan. If you think our troops sometimes don’t get the respect they deserve, remember this- it is often worse for the Canadians.
The Canadians are an interesting bunch. They combine much of the organization and tradition of British forces, with the arms and doctrine of American forces. And while they have a great reputation as peacekeeping forces, no one should doubt their ability to punch above their weight in combat.
H/T: Theo, of course…