Amigos, amigos donde estan............
This whole scenario is darkly comical - George was a little late when playing up the conservative American Enterprise Institute for the need for more allied troops in Afghanistan; Canada has been bemoaning the lack of NATO support in Kandahar for weeks.
He's trying to get support after playing allies against each other to cover up use of European airspace for those naughty little kidnapping "terrorist" extraditions we've became so fond of the last few years. Seems the allies have had enough and are looking after their own self interests. Italy and Germany (they're allies, right?) have arrested Americans, many ex-CIA agents, and even the Swiss (ok neutral, but dammit, they better not stop exporting Toblerone) are investigating.
last I checked, they are democracies - I wonder if they'll have any trouble gaining public support for troop increases.....then again, I'm sure a draft here at home could muster up the troop strength
we could always ask our neighbors to the south (who knows, maybe Honduran troops have been the ace up the Administration's sleave these last few years), but we haven't paid much attention to them, except for speaking out against democratically elected leaders we don't like.