The population of Canada is about 33 million. Since 2002, Canada has lost 90 soldiers in the war in Afghanistan.
The United States, with a population of 301 million, has lost 500 soldiers in Afghanistan.
This means that proportionally — that is, as a percent of total population — Canada has lost approximately 80 percent more servicemen and -women in the real war on terror than the United States has.
These figures are depressing to us cats. Because we think that if the U.S. hadn't gotten all distracted by George W. Bush's unnecessary war in Iraq — you know, the one John McCain wants to continue for a hundred more years? — maybe we could be giving Canadian troops in Afghanistan a little more help.
Unfortunately, though, George W. Bush is still President. And the war in Iraq goes on. So for now, the best we can offer Canada is a PURR of thanks — and a vote for Senator Obama in November.