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  •  Take another look from Obama's perspective (0+ / 0-)

    Notice you didn't mention Pakistan, or Bagram, or wiretapping. All things that were done by Obama and Bush.

    Beyond that though, I would agree on your plan to find Osama in Afghanistan. The problem is if you think Obama would have taken the same course.

    In the wake of 9/11, Americans sought revenge. For example, Bush originally advocated an end to nation-building overseas, something he later went on to do in Iraq and Afghanistan. After 9/11, this changed.

    Why? Because it was politically easy. It expanded executive power, something Obama has already shown he likes. It was popular then, as the drumbeat to war always is.

    It would have been unpopular to NOT go to war. Bush, or Obama in that situation, would have been decried as a dove. Bush caved in to those whispering in his ear for intervention overseas, people like Rumsfeld, Cheney, and Wolfowitz.

    Do you think Obama wouldn't? He has Dennis Ross and Hillary Clinton in his ear...if 9/11 had hit under Obama, there would've been blood too.

    Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity. -Lord Acton

    by Imperial on Sat Jul 11, 2009 at 07:41:13 PM PDT

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