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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Was it Iraq that was responsible, or was it Afganistan?

    directly? no. In general for an overall antagonist in support of terrorism against the US....Sure.


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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's always important to have the right person for the right reason, be it Zimmerman or al Qaeda. Iraq would be like us punishing Glen Beck for Martin's death. Sure, Becks a jerk, but he didn't shoot Martin.
    one would have thought that no logical nor rational connection could be drawn between the war in Afghanistan against Al Qaeda & the Taliban, and the Trayvon Martin killing.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

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    one would have thought that no logical nor rational connection could be drawn between the war in Afghanistan against Al Qaeda & the Taliban, and the Trayvon Martin killing.
    WYou would have thought, but we work woth what we get.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    directly? no. In general for an overall antagonist in support of terrorism against the US....Sure.


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    It's a rather large leap. The Taliban largely had no interest in the US. Only Afghanistan.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's a rather large leap. The Taliban largely had no interest in the US. Only Afghanistan.
    The Taliban supported, and hid a man responsible for a substantial attack on this country killing 3000 of your fellow countrymen...


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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The Taliban supported, and hid a man responsible for a substantial attack on this country killing 3000 of your fellow countrymen...

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    err......about 2,500 of the victims were American.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    The Taliban supported, and hid a man responsible for a substantial attack on this country killing 3000 of your fellow countrymen...


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    A man passing through, not a leader. Hid? Not so much. Just distrusted us and didn't turn him over.

    And yes, I understand your emotional appeal, and you're not likely to understand a non-emotional response, which is what got us tied up in two wars to begin with. But those responsible died on 9/11. Those who paid for it were in SA and Pakistan. OBL was a figure head, and not involved in the day to day planing. Good that he was eventually gotten, but in the larger picture, he meant very little. And invading two countries and nation building hurt us more than any of our enemies. I know that math and cost versus reward means very little to emotion, but the fact remains, we paid a lot, Iraqis and Afghanis paid a lot, and for very little in return. If we measured this like any other transaction, we would have to call it a poor deal.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    A man passing through, not a leader. Hid? Not so much. Just distrusted us and didn't turn him over.

    And yes, I understand your emotional appeal, and you're not likely to understand a non-emotional response, which is what got us tied up in two wars to begin with. But those responsible died on 9/11. Those who paid for it were in SA and Pakistan. OBL was a figure head, and not involved in the day to day planing. Good that he was eventually gotten, but in the larger picture, he meant very little. And invading two countries and nation building hurt us more than any of our enemies. I know that math and cost versus reward means very little to emotion, but the fact remains, we paid a lot, Iraqis and Afghanis paid a lot, and for very little in return. If we measured this like any other transaction, we would have to call it a poor deal.

    Yep, like I thought....Fecklessness, and lack of any response would have been that of those who think like that Joe....


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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

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    Yep, like I thought....Fecklessness, and lack of any response would have been that of those who think like that Joe....


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    Translation: You can't deal with a discussion without going this direction. I understand. Actually addressing what is said is much harder.


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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Translation: You can't deal with a discussion without going this direction. I understand. Actually addressing what is said is much harder.


    Yep, you're too damned smart for me dude..... Look, I am not going to play your usual game of vague statements from you, then me taking the bait and giving response after response only to have you endlessly shift around and tell me that isn't what you were saying....So tell ya what....Why don't you make it crystal clear, and give a direct answer to a simple question, I asked it long ago, and every time I bring it up, or ask it again, you run.....or dance....so here it is, and now the fine people of this board can see you revealed....

    Hypothetical: Joe, if your daughter was one killed in the towers on 9/11, and there was direct reason to believe that others in your family would die if the US didn't go into Afghanistan, would you have approved of the war?


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