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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Our objective was to prevent another attack on the US. That was accomplished.
    Mmmm, and that was clearly because of this action. Not because attacks on our soil were rare to begin with. Interesting.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    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."
    How many more decades? How many more dollars? How many more American lives till you're satisfied?

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome. History has shown what this path leads to, and it's not resolution.
    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
    How many more decades? How many more dollars? How many more American lives till you're satisfied?

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome. History has shown what this path leads to, and it's not resolution.
    Thats the problem. His grasp of history is a bit... shaky.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    How many more decades? How many more dollars? How many more American lives till you're satisfied?
    Don't you mean 'until the Islamists are satisfied'?

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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.
    Islamists attacked the US and Islamists are in the news again today. You don't understand that this is international, huh?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Don't you mean 'until the Islamists are satisfied'?
    No, terrorists are never satisfied. I want to know how many American lives and American dollars he wants to throw down the hole till he's satisfied with the actions taken.
    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
    How many more decades? How many more dollars? How many more American lives till you're satisfied?

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome. History has shown what this path leads to, and it's not resolution.
    The Global War on Terrorism or The Long War or whatever you want to call it will go on for many years, perhaps decades and perhaps generations, regardless of what the US does or does not do. The length of the war is not in our control, but we will have to fight because we will continue to be attacked.
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    Re: Gitmo inmate: My treatment shames American flag [W:508,759]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Islamists attacked the US and Islamists are in the news again today. You don't understand that this is international, huh?
    13 years ago, terrorists struck our soil proper. 13 years. Today terrorists struck huge. Why? In 13 years we didn't solve the problem, in fact we seem to have made it worse. You don't understand history and data, huh?
    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?
    Islamism began well before that. You should familiarize yourself with the movement because its very much in your future.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    The Global War on Terrorism or The Long War or whatever you want to call it will go on for many years, perhaps decades and perhaps generations, regardless of what the US does or does not do. The length of the war is not in our control, but we will have to fight because we will continue to be attacked.
    Yet another argument of convenience. Essentially "we have no plan, we have no end game, we've made things worse; but if we keep in this line for some undetermined number of decades, spend 10's of thousands of American lives, trillions of American dollars....well I'm sure it will be resolved".

    History doesn't really seem to support this argument.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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