=o_o= All this time I thought it was a piece of the equation, it doesn't even factor in. We have such monstrous reserves here at home untapped it's not even funny. It'd be a hell of a lot easier to fend off some hippies in Alaska than it would to occupy a nation on the other end of the earth. Also, this whole war is entirely for show. Think about it, we're the fucking United States, we get whatever we want. If we wanted Iraq safe, it'd be safe. If we wanted illegals out, they'd be out. If we wanted no crime and no drugs they'd be gone.
In WWII we wanted Hitler gone. He had a standing army, the most powerful navy, he had entrenched himself deep in Europe and expanded his empire. He had the best equipment on the field and well trained battle-hardened veteran soldiers. The United States was recovering from the greatest depression in it's history. It had drafted recruits and had to get private factories pumping out munitions, vehicles, equipment, etc, and then transport them across the world. In the end we ended up beating them back and getting Hitler. We are the richest most powerful military nation in the world but somehow, we just can't stop drug smugglers. Somehow, we just can't stop illegal aliens. =>_>= Seems kinda fishy to me.