You guys don't get it, do you? As usual, the cart is being put before the horse. From the sentiment I'm getting on this thread, you think the US shouldn't respond at all? Why is that? If the US does NOT respond, do you think this terrorism is just going to go away on it's own, fellas? Maybe some say that's open-minded, but I say it's naive.
who were you talking to specifically? Next time please address somebody, K? Oh and did you read anything or were they rhetorical questions? Please state who said not to respond.
And to say, Lephron, that the US doesn't want to get rid of the problem is sheer lunacy on your part....The attitude that you inspire with this thread is defeatist in nature
I beg your pardon?!
Awe man, you brought tears to my eyes. Exactly how is the idea sheer lunacy?
Are you some kind of patriot loyalist who refuses to think objectively? Dude, you cannot win any argument sitting only on one side of the fence.
Until you let go of your emotions, you cannot even begin to think clearly. (have you been near angry ladies on PMS?)
*Besides that was my open-minded opinion, I heard in another post that you critique other opinions, where do you get off on that? Calm down dude, you're like an overprotective parent, were all growing up here.
Anyway, try taking Political Science courses at your local college on both American and International affairs, it'll open you mind. These days money is everything, that is why companies choose to lay off their employees rather than suffer a lower profit margin. Military contractors would go bankrupt if there wasn't a conflict, i.e. war, to sell their products to -- that's a business fact. Ever since the Cold war ended, there have been base closures and down sizing like never before. Even NASA cut down aviation related studies.
Carriers cost too much, and satelites don't last long, but weapons? Oh, yeah, they are the most profitable because of their high return-on-investment, especially in a capitalist society like America. Despite Bush's lack of interest in military aviation during the campaign, it doesn't mean they haven't lobbied hard since then. Wars are the perfect market, endless money goes well with the supply and demand, unless it ends...we can't let it end. We have learned our mistake from Clinton and Sr. Bush, by downsizing our forces we wern't prepared for 9/11. So in order to keep it going, we can not "get rid of the problem".
There's a plus for Bush too, if he can stretch this fuzzy-logic through his term, he has a guarentteed re-election. Why are we still fighting and have we caught them all yet? Bush's response, it doesn't matter. They killed over 5000 of our American citizens, we deserive closure and retailiation is our right for freedom. By feeding this to us and reminding us of our loved ones lost, we all re-ignite in anger and give him the election.
Is it really lunacy? How much of the life you experienced is given to you rather than you discovering it yourself? In any case, thanks for the laugh, I needed that!
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