Owkeej, I am Dutch and therefore unbiased in this whole America - Canada fight, but will say something with regards to this discussion.
For one of my university courses I did some research recently (as some of you may know that was initially the reason for me to come here) on the foreign policies of American and Canada.
I held the view that America and Canada were completely opposite in their foreign policies, and that was therefore my simplified thesis. I could only partly prove this.
The fundament of both policies is nearly the same, but there are some crucial differences. First of all, as you all already mentioned regarding Bush and Iraq, America's policy can be represented by the term "policing"; active internatiol intervention in order to produce peace. Canada does the opposite and has a policy of "peacekeeping" wherein they prefer to passively (negotiating etc.) convey peace.
Furthermore what is interesting is that America's desicionmaking on foreign affairs is mostly done by a number of people in high positions, while Canada tries to involve the public as much as possible.
And now to give my own opinion: I strongly agree with the Canadian way of handling foreign policy. I always have been opposed to the war in Iraq, especially now with the crimes committed by the American army in that country.
Besides, Bush profits from this war; a large part of the money which fundes his campaign for the elections were gifts from various companies that benefitted from the war in Iraq (examples are: ship companies, missile producers etc.) Which is cruel and twisted I think.
Glad to get that of my chest