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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The truth is that there was a terrorist attack on our embassy, carried out by Al Qaeda.
    Our enemy is Al Qaeda.
    We've scored some real blows against Al Qaeda, our real enemy.
    The Middle East is not our enemy, Islam is not our enemy, and Libya is not our enemy.

    That is the truth.
    That's like saying that during WW2 our only enemy was the Waffen SS.

    Al Qaeda is only one of the instruments being used to further the Islamist agenda, and not only are there many other organizations using violence towards the same goal, there are countless millions who support the goal. We may not be at war with all of Islam, but we are certainly at war with those who seek to destroy our way of life. The problem is magnitudes greater than what you claim.
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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    That's like saying that during WW2 our only enemy was the Waffen SS.

    Al Qaeda is only one of the instruments being used to further the Islamist agenda, and not only are there many other organizations using violence towards the same goal, there are countless millions who support the goal. We may not be at war with all of Islam, but we are certainly at war with those who seek to destroy our way of life. The problem is magnitudes greater than what you claim.
    it's only greater due to our reaction to it.

    We're dealing with a small group of radicals whose importance has been blown way our of proportion by the way we've chosen to deal with that group of radicals.
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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

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    it's only greater due to our reaction to it.

    We're dealing with a small group of radicals whose importance has been blown way our of proportion by the way we've chosen to deal with that group of radicals.
    Quite frankly, you have no idea what you are talking about.

    I would suggest you learn a little bit aboutt he subject matter so as to be able to understand more than you do.
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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Quite frankly, you have no idea what you are talking about.

    I would suggest you learn a little bit aboutt he subject matter so as to be able to understand more than you do.
    Brilliant reparte, just brilliant.
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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    it's only greater due to our reaction to it.

    We're dealing with a small group of radicals whose importance has been blown way our of proportion by the way we've chosen to deal with that group of radicals.

    Well, you didn't like when Bush went in like a bull in a china shop with a military footprint, and now Obama has gone in with a criminal aspect approach to it, and drone killing, and you still don't like it.....What is it that you would do....?
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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, you didn't like when Bush went in like a bull in a china shop with a military footprint, and now Obama has gone in with a criminal aspect approach to it, and drone killing, and you still don't like it.....What is it that you would do....?
    I've posted several times what we should have done, right after the attack of 9/11: We should have gone in to Afganistan and Pakistan with a small multinational force, captured or killed Bin Laden and his cohorts, then left.

    Had we captured them, we should have rebuilt the twin towers with a dungeon in the basement, called it a "supermax", and allowed the perps to rot there.

    We should not have attacked a secular state in the name of fighting radical Islam.
    We should not have tried to remake Afganistan into a modern nation.
    We should not be in the business of killing suspected terrorists by drone attacks.

    We are a nation of laws, or at least used to be.
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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

    I think the opposite. I mean, killing bin Laden was cool but trying to nation-build Afghanistan was dumb. But invading Iraq? That was actually a rational response to Muslim extremism, but it was executed poorly. What a waste of an opportunity.
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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I've posted several times what we should have done, right after the attack of 9/11: We should have gone in to Afganistan and Pakistan with a small multinational force, captured or killed Bin Laden and his cohorts, then left.
    For how long might we expect you and others to constantly relive this? We can't turn back time, and instead of always decrying what should have been, we need to be in the here and now. And, now we have been attacked again, on 9/11, on US soil, and we have a President that is fiddling, rather than address the problems that lead to this, all for saving face in an election year....Disgusting.
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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    For how long might we expect you and others to constantly relive this? We can't turn back time, and instead of always decrying what should have been, we need to be in the here and now. And, now we have been attacked again, on 9/11, on US soil, and we have a President that is fiddling, rather than address the problems that lead to this, all for saving face in an election year....Disgusting.
    That's my mistake. I thought the question was what should have been done, rather than what should be done.

    Clearly, what should be done now is precisely what is being done in Iraq and Afganistan: Starting to get out and wind down the war.

    As for the attack on the embassy, that is a criminal action and should be treated as such both by Libya and the US.

    Which is what looks to be happening.
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    Re: Decrying attack, protesters overtake Islamist group's HQ in Benghazi [W:57]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That's my mistake. I thought the question was what should have been done, rather than what should be done.

    Clearly, what should be done now is precisely what is being done in Iraq and Afganistan: Starting to get out and wind down the war.

    As for the attack on the embassy, that is a criminal action and should be treated as such both by Libya and the US.

    Which is what looks to be happening.
    Well, everyone in the world seems to know that it was a terrorist attack, and not some car jacker, like you assert. But what the heck eh Ditto, after all it's only embassies that are being attacked, and diplomats killed, right? Nothing to get too worried over....Right?
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