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Old 05-02-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Katy
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People shouldn't be giving him credit for something he had little to do with other than being at the right place (White House) at the right time (now).

The CIA and other agencies said it took EIGHT years to get to this specific level of intelligence to have the fix on UBL.

Don't forget he wanted to close Guantanamo in 2009. Yet, yesterday's mission was successful because of direct intelligence (tips) from a Guantanamo captive!

It's sad that some want to use this as an election platform rather than just celebrate it for what it is - a national victory and a big win for the Western world and freedom.
If Bush were in office right now, he would be gloating before the world in front of a "Mission Accomplished" banner on a battleship.

Oh wait, that already happened.

 
Old 05-02-2011, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Katy
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What do you mean, "you people?"

If you have to ask, then you're probably one of "those people".
 
Old 05-02-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Where nothing ever grows. No rain or rivers flow, Texas
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I think there's more to the mission than just putting a bullet in his head. Hell anybody can pull a triger, thats the easy part. Most people don't have the stones to do what these guys attempted to do. That's why their called special forces. They do the most dangerous work, and get the lest amount of credit. So I think they deserve the accolades their getting.
I meant there's some benefit in keeping his face intact. Dead or alive, not fubar'd.

You probably have no idea how much money goes into these things. The intelligence, support and the tools supplied, execution becomes 2nd nature. Heck even Pakistan did not know they were coming so they had a huge advantage
No need to thank specific combat troops if you know what teamwork does. If you want you can thank them later when they pull the veteran card on you.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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While Bin Laden was the mastermind and leader of the Al Qada network, all this means is that someone else has been promoted to leader. We should not be naive and think attacks will all of a sudden stop. I am sure the Govt from here on out will do their due diligence on any information that is received.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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Here are several reasons that make this not such a great event to celebrate:

1) His death will not bring back to life the thousands killed on 9/11
2) He got to live almost 10 years longer than those killed on 9/11
3) His death may very well turn into martydom, and ignite a whole new round of terrorist attacks and retaliations

The innocent people who lost their lives are more important than him (whether he is dead or alive).
 
Old 05-02-2011, 03:00 PM
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Location: Houston
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While Bin Laden was the mastermind and leader of the Al Qada network, all this means is that someone else has been promoted to leader. We should not be naive and think attacks will all of a sudden stop. I am sure the Govt from here on out will do their due diligence on any information that is received.
Yep, and what proof is there that their new leader isn't as bad or even worse than Bin Laden? EEEEK!
 
Old 05-02-2011, 04:22 PM
Status: "Thinking of a master plan" (set 7 days ago)
 
Location: Houston-Galveston-Sugar Land MSA
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One nation under a groove too bad we set this up.
 
Old 05-02-2011, 05:12 PM
 
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Does this mean we get our personal freedoms back?
 
Old 05-02-2011, 07:05 PM
 
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Does this mean we get our personal freedoms back?
It means our troops still get to stay in that sh&thole country (Iraq included) dying for nothing. We got Saddam and now we got Osama. Can we send our troops home to protect our southern border? Let these countries fight their own dam wars. If the people care enough about the own government they'll fight themselves. If not tough crap.

If we stay start sending that oil home. I thought when you win in war you get to pillage what you want?
 
Old 05-02-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land
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And the power team This is a good day for America......truly a good day...

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