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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I'm pretty sure the definition of 'counterattack' doesnt mean 'swinging wildly at anything that faintly resembles an attacker', which would be a good description of the war on Iraq.
    Iraq was not our counterattack. Iraq was a war of choice. Afghanistan was our counterattack.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Pornography?

    This is torture?
    They had his hands tied behind his back.

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    We were attacked on 9/11. We counterattacked. That's war. Our enemies today killed over 100 school children. That's who we're fighting.
    Iraq didn't attack us. In fact, the majority of those folk were from Saudi Arabia. So...who are you fighting now? I mean, yes, we've made the environment that allows terrorist organizations to thrive to the point that they can organize to kill 100+ school kids, but that's not really a good thing.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Iraq was not our counterattack. Iraq was a war of choice. Afghanistan was our counterattack.
    Yeah...probably should have thought that one out a bit better and actually acted to solve this problem instead of proliferate it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Iraq didn't attack us. In fact, the majority of those folk were from Saudi Arabia. So...who are you fighting now? I mean, yes, we've made the environment that allows terrorist organizations to thrive to the point that they can organize to kill 100+ school kids, but that's not really a good thing.
    Iraq was a war of choice. I was referring to Afghanistan, where we have been fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban, the people who killed over 100 school children today.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah...probably should have thought that one out a bit better and actually acted to solve this problem instead of proliferate it.
    Your comment is too vague to respond to.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Iraq was a war of choice. I was referring to Afghanistan, where we have been fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban, the people who killed over 100 school children today.
    Didn't seem to do a good job then, seeing as that war started...what 13 years ago? And in 13 years we couldn't improve things enough to prevent 100 kids being killed.

    Probably should think through our actions a bit better, yes?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Your comment is too vague to respond to.
    Is it? This current operation is going on for 13 years. We have decade upon decade of intervention, including military intervention, before this. Where are we at? Is terrorism beaten, or stronger than ever? Decades of this path, decades. Where do we stand?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Didn't seem to do a good job then, seeing as that war started...what 13 years ago? And in 13 years we couldn't improve things enough to prevent 100 kids being killed.

    Probably should think through our actions a bit better, yes?
    Our objective was to prevent another attack on the US. That was accomplished.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Is it? This current operation is going on for 13 years. We have decade upon decade of intervention, including military intervention, before this. Where are we at? Is terrorism beaten, or stronger than ever? Decades of this path, decades. Where do we stand?
    George W. Bush warned at the outset this war would be a matter of decades, perhaps generations. That's why DoD called it "The Long War."
    "It's always reassuring to find you've made the right enemies." -- William J. Donovan

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