Our neighbors to the north somehow managed to complete construction of the 1,522-mile long Alaska-Canada Highway--also known as the Alcan Highway--in a mere eight months. The time period? Between 1942 and 1943--with 1940s technology and partially during an Alaska-Canada winter. And let's not forget that the Canadians were our allies in war at the time.
But in 2007, Americans can only manage to get thirteen miles of a border fence up in an identical time span--and in a southern-climate winter, no less. Hmmm.
(Thanks to Joe in Biloxi)
UPDATE: In the comments, CalTechGirl informs us that:
The Al-Can highway was built by the US and Canada jointly as part of the war effort, so extra resources and $$ were put towards the project. It was a PRIORITY for national security, for BOTH countries.CTG's grandfather helped to build the highway while he was a member of the US Army.
Makes you wonder what the government REALLY wants, huh?Indeed it does.