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Old 12-01-2009, 08:58 AM
 
Location: New Kensington (Parnassus) ,Pa
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Would Al-qaeda have flourished?
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: New Kensington (Parnassus) ,Pa
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:25 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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well one thing is for sure we would be billions of dollars less in dept, less people would hate the usa.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Earth
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And fewer people would be dead on both sides.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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Would Al-qaeda have flourished?
The Taliban will always exist and most likely strengthen as more and more militants are indoctrinated. The USA should get the hell out of a country that is so corrrupted by its own government that it is useless to waste more American dollars there. The Taliban is very alive and well in Pakistan and there will never be a shortage of new recruits.

FRONTLINE/World Conflict Zones: Pakistan and Afghanistan Synopsis and Video | PBS
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:35 PM
 
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Well if the U.S. only bombed al qaeda bases, and captured their leaders instead of invading the country, then everyone would be living in peace.
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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We would survive. Afghanistan would surely survive. We can't make the world over in our image. Take a good hard look at our debt, and our "willingness" to keep assuming the position of "wallet suckers serenade." Are we in pain, yet ? yes ? How about some of that nice rich heroin that Afghanistan is so famous for ? Will that make the wallet vacuum any less agonizing ???
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I guess if they handed over osama we would not of had to go in that was the one reason we went there was to capture him
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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Here's what Congressman Kucinich had to say and I agree with him. That is why I supported him during the primaries.

"The community I represent in Cleveland, Ohio, is suffering from massive unemployment, record home foreclosures, and small business failures. People are losing their jobs, their health care, their homes, their savings, their investments, and their retirement security. The middle class is gravely threatened. What is happening in Cleveland is occurring nationwide. Yet, Wall Street received over $13 trillion in bailouts, with untold millions for high salaries and bonuses, while Main Street loses its power through unemployment, reduced wages and benefits and little or no access to credit or investment capital. There is something fundamentally wrong with our economy which borrowing more money to spend on war cannot and will not cure. Perhaps nation building should begin at home."
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Old 12-01-2009, 04:38 PM
 
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I think the taliban would have kept chugging along and yes, I do believe that al queda would have flourished. They thought so too, else they wouldn't have moved there.

I think we still would have invaded Iraq -- monkeyboy was determined to even that score.

Whether the invasion stopped another 911 -- who knows? Bottom line is that I do believe that the invasion of Afghanistan was not thought out (anymore then Iraq) with little to no planning on what we would do after we caught Bin Laden. How would we build Afghanistan back up? Did any of presidential advisors have any real knowledge about afghanistan? If the USSR found their Vietnam there, why did we think it would end differently for us?

A lot of questions and yes, perhaps Monday morning quarterbacking. But still.....
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