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    Does mass transit crashing into big buildings make war?

    I mean, seriously, WAR?

    And does crushing the army of a faraway country almost instantaneously, and undergoing an entirely localized insurgency there, realistically constitute WAR for the United States of America in a meaningful, historical context? Considering that for many decades the US has had a slow boil of conflicts globally?

    There is no war.
    For our servicepeople there is, but Bush out of the other side of his mouth is right, there is no war in America.

    Just a side note really, because even if we WERE in a WAR, the answer would be no.

    9/11 + 4 Years = Katrina... Conservatism Kills.

    by NewDirection on Fri Dec 23, 2005 at 09:20:56 AM PST

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      Let's look at it in terms of a smaller entity.  Suppose my neighbor crashes his or her car into my house, would that constitute an act of war on me?  No, it's a crime!

      9/11 was a series of crimes.  Starting with hijacking.  Ending with destruction of people and property.  

      bushco was just itching for an excuse to be "at war."  And the country bought it.  Honestly, it bothered me how the coverage that day turned into "Attack on America."  And that, folks, is where this whole power grab started!  (though I have my doubts whether Yoo wrote his memos after 9/11 - the guy likely had them in a backpack just waiting for an opportunity).

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