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  •  I'm viewing the GWOT in it's totality (3+ / 0-)
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    BigAlinWashSt, Marie, Cartoon Peril

    which you are apparently unwilling or unable to do... Ten years, hundreds of thousands of innocent dead, and  billions of dollars squandered.

    Yeah, in the end they did something right. They killed a guy who couldn't leave his hideout to buy an ice cream cone, a guy (and the other planners of 9/11) who could have been got years ago if that were our real reason for going to war.

    If the math works for you, more power to you.

    They always demand the biggest carrot and then offer to rent us the stick. Occupy!

    by chuckvw on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 10:29:26 AM PDT

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    •  and I am viewing (0+ / 0-)

      Iraq for what it was, a foreign policy disaster cooked up by people who wanted it for reasons that had nothing to do with terrorism, and deviously sold to the american people by exploiting their fears of terrorism. it wasn't connected to the fight againts Al Qaeda and the people who sold it as such knew it while they deliberately mislead the american people about that connection.

      but for the actual fight against real terrorists like Al Qaeda, I think we are completely justified in organizing a focused effort aimed at denying them the space, security, time and resources they need to plot attacks like 9/11. that never had to mean invading Iraq. it did mean  a focus effort aimed at the people that make that organization go. judging by bin Laden own diares, found in a raid you think not worth the trouble, the effort was finally directed it a way that is achieving that to some degree.

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