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  •  In a sense, bin Laden won (6+ / 0-)

    Not in a literal way, obviously. He didn't bring down the US Government. But that was never his real goal. His goal was to bleed us slowly and grow animosity around the world. At that, he has been a stunning success. He goaded Bush into flushing trillions of dollars down the drain and thousands of American lives, to accomplish nothing. And 8 years of posturing about "hunting bin laden to the ends of the earth" by Bush was always just rhetorical bullshit anyway. The Bush admin needed bin Laden alive to keep the spectre of alQaeda in the American psyche. They could have cared less about capturing him.

    •  "goaded Bush into..." Nope. Bush & Cheney seized (2+ / 0-)
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      ColoTim, a2nite

      the 9/11 attack as an opportunity to conduct a totally unnecessary war. The invasion of Afghanistan you might be able to say was from them being "goaded."
      But the Iraq invasion was caused by their hubris, greed for power and a callous disregard for others. It had nothing to do with Bin Ladin and Al Qaeda other than that they provided Bush & Cheney a pretense for the invasion.

      We're not perfect, but they're nuts! -- Barney Frank

      by Tamar on Mon Sep 10, 2012 at 01:35:56 PM PDT

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